Monday, September 05, 2005

Our Labor Day Weekend - A Labor of Love

My husband is currently snoring as I post this. He was up at 6:00 am cooking for the Worth Heights Community Center that is currently housing about 200 refugees. Our church provided lunch and dinner today (Sun) and will be providing dinner tomorrow(Mon). Lunch will be taken to the Best Western at I-30 and Beach St because another organization is putting together a big cookout for the community center with bounce houses and the works. We have committed to providing 2 meals a week through the month of September at Worth Heights as well.

Tonight I spoke to Carolyn - she works for the Dept of Parks and Rec for the City of FW and is in charge of working with the churches and scheduling the meals, donations, etc... She had so many good things to say about our church and all of the other churches she has been in contact with. She has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and love. She also said that 1000 more refugees were coming from Houston tomorrow. They will be dropped off at Clark Field and will have to wait there until they are "processed" and placed in a shelter. Before they go to the shelter, they have to shower and put on new clothes - the old ones must be thrown away...Could you imagine having to do that?

In one of Danny's Blogs some commentors questioned if this hurricane could be an "Old Testament" event...I don't know - Did God see what was going on in that area - poverty, drugs, prostitution, etcccc and decide to "clean it up"?
www.wfaa.com showed Tony Evans giving his sermon today - he seems to think that's what happened. God used the hurricane to "right the wrongs" (at least that is my interpretation of what he said)...

It's late...I'm rambling...All I know is that I'm blessed to be part of this effort and have been touched by all of the stories and events that have occurred.

4 comments:

Cheri said...

You guys are amazing! I've become one of your biggest fans! There are too many people out there (I used to be one) who have no idea all that you and Preston do (and I probably still don't know half of it). How blessed we are to have you among us. We all four need to get together soon. On second thought - Preston and Carter together????????? Hmmmmmmmmm!

Jennifer Meachem said...

way to go guys!

SubBlogger said...

You are truly a blessing to these displaced souls. Aren't we proud to be good neighbor Texans as well as Christians this week. You are on the front lines! M.C.

Keith Hollar said...

That was indeed a great weekend. I was so thankful my family got to be a part of it. Great job by the Morgan family. We love you guys so much.