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Forgive the intrusion, but I need to thank God publically

Our house in Nashville got flooded and my wife and I were pretty sure we would lose the house and go bankrupt. We did not qualify for flood insurance as we were not in the 500 year floodplain and FEMA did not give us enough to come close to rebuilding despite our asking for help from our congressman and filing two appeals for more funds.

Then our church stepped in. They came and tore out our walls and hauled out our furniture. They gave us furniture to use. They gave us money to start the repairs. Other churches came too. People from Nashville, people from the Gulf Coast who wanted to support us like others had supported them, people from churches that we did not know.

So we started rebuilding in faith based on what God and His people had done. The building started and is almost finished, but we were a lot short and had to use the month's paychecks to buy appliances so they could put in the counter top.

We had $500 for the rest of the month and owed low five figures on our repairs.

I figured that our church would help us and God would provide. But God my friends has a sense of humour.

FEMA calls US up out of the blue and says they may have some more money for us. I figured they would have $300, which we would accept with humble and thankful hearts. I looked in the account this morning and they had basically doubled what they gave us in the first place. I was stunned.

Then a few minutes later my wife got a call from We Are Home Nashville. They had worried that we would not qualify for a loan, and we had written them off. They said we qualified for a large sum grant.

So within two hours we went from anxiously trusting to tearfully, humbly confident and thankful. It is not something I can express verbally, but it is a huge emotional experience.

So I am posting this to thank my Father in heaven for hearing our cries and meeting our needs in strange and wonderful ways. There is more to say, but I am not sure how to say it. But I am humbled by this demonstration of how much God loves us all. And I must recommend Him to you.

Now back to the music. Thanks for reading this.

Trey

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A blessing to read.

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Drtrey...

I stand before you a heathen atheist married to a fine Presbyterian.

Yet...

I send you the best wishes I can muuster, and I readily ackonwledge the value of a community like that created by your church....and....also....the "liberal" values of government trying to make sure good hard working people do not fall between the cracks of life. Glad FEMA helped, it's what liberals vote to support.

Weird that church and state overlap so well in our "liberal" country.

God doesn't run FEMA, you and I do...and I am heartened that it can do good for people.

The basis for my confidence in this country is that we try to build-in care for the victims of calamity - be it flood or biological calamity - and it makes life better to know our combination of dumb-ass government and the churches (that some people claim the government hates) to make small differences that can make all the difference.

Wanna see another miracle?

Post your needs or troubles here and see what both conservative and liberal idiots can do to try and be usefiul to you.

Can I help? Can anyone else here?

Beyond faith or political party, there are people who know you without knowing you and may surprise you, amigo.

What can we do?

I honestly wish you only the best.

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Our house in Nashville got flooded and my wife and I were pretty sure we would lose the house and go bankrupt. We did not qualify for flood insurance as we were not in the 500 year floodplain and FEMA did not give us enough to come close to rebuilding despite our asking for help from our congressman and filing two appeals for more funds.

Then our church stepped in. They came and tore out our walls and hauled out our furniture. They gave us furniture to use. They gave us money to start the repairs. Other churches came too. People from Nashville, people from the Gulf Coast who wanted to support us like others had supported them, people from churches that we did not know.

So we started rebuilding in faith based on what God and His people had done. The building started and is almost finished, but we were a lot short and had to use the month's paychecks to buy appliances so they could put in the counter top.

We had $500 for the rest of the month and owed low five figures on our repairs.

I figured that our church would help us and God would provide. But God my friends has a sense of humour.

FEMA calls US up out of the blue and says they may have some more money for us. I figured they would have $300, which we would accept with humble and thankful hearts. I looked in the account this morning and they had basically doubled what they gave us in the first place. I was stunned.

Then a few minutes later my wife got a call from We Are Home Nashville. They had worried that we would not qualify for a loan, and we had written them off. They said we qualified for a large sum grant.

So within two hours we went from anxiously trusting to tearfully, humbly confident and thankful. It is not something I can express verbally, but it is a huge emotional experience.

So I am posting this to thank my Father in heaven for hearing our cries and meeting our needs in strange and wonderful ways. There is more to say, but I am not sure how to say it. But I am humbled by this demonstration of how much God loves us all. And I must recommend Him to you.

Now back to the music. Thanks for reading this.

Trey

Absolutely wonderful reading! Thanks for sharing

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Our house in Nashville got flooded and my wife and I were pretty sure we would lose the house and go bankrupt. We did not qualify for flood insurance as we were not in the 500 year floodplain and FEMA did not give us enough to come close to rebuilding despite our asking for help from our congressman and filing two appeals for more funds.

Then our church stepped in. They came and tore out our walls and hauled out our furniture. They gave us furniture to use. They gave us money to start the repairs. Other churches came too. People from Nashville, people from the Gulf Coast who wanted to support us like others had supported them, people from churches that we did not know.

So we started rebuilding in faith based on what God and His people had done. The building started and is almost finished, but we were a lot short and had to use the month's paychecks to buy appliances so they could put in the counter top.

We had $500 for the rest of the month and owed low five figures on our repairs.

I figured that our church would help us and God would provide. But God my friends has a sense of humour.

FEMA calls US up out of the blue and says they may have some more money for us. I figured they would have $300, which we would accept with humble and thankful hearts. I looked in the account this morning and they had basically doubled what they gave us in the first place. I was stunned.

Then a few minutes later my wife got a call from We Are Home Nashville. They had worried that we would not qualify for a loan, and we had written them off. They said we qualified for a large sum grant.

So within two hours we went from anxiously trusting to tearfully, humbly confident and thankful. It is not something I can express verbally, but it is a huge emotional experience.

So I am posting this to thank my Father in heaven for hearing our cries and meeting our needs in strange and wonderful ways. There is more to say, but I am not sure how to say it. But I am humbled by this demonstration of how much God loves us all. And I must recommend Him to you.

Now back to the music. Thanks for reading this.

Trey

Trey,

Amen Bro. That is an absolutely wonderful story you shared with us. I personally appreciate that fact that you are giving God thanks. God is good and he fulfills our needs. This is also a testament of when disasters hit, 99% of the time, the Christian community is usually first on the scene.

Psalm 37:39 - But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: He is their strength in the time of trouble.

Mark

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