Cheryl Hyams was separated from her grandbabies for five days not knowing if they were alive
Dear Fathers Family,
This update comes from an exhausted mind and a heavy heart. There has been a team from The Father's House in the Astrodome since Monday (Vance Murphy, Lisa Bourland, Steve Davis, Bud Breamer and Jason Dunn).
Vance received a phone call from his good friend Pastor Larue Atkinson in Houston on Monday morning asking us to come. There were a team of doctors that were asked to volunteer and they said that they would but only if they could bring an evangelistic team with them. Within hours we were on the floor of the stadium. Since we were with the medical team we had full access to every part of every building. We wore the same badges that the doctors wore only ours read Harris County Hospital Prayer Counselor.
We started covering the floor at midnight (we were the only five people on the night shift). People were just lying on their cots in the darkness. Most of them were just staring off into space. Our Father gave us a wonderful gift....a 48 hour open heaven before we were locked out of the center.
We prayed for sickness....and Jesus came. We prayed for salvation...and Jesus came. We prayed for comfort and peace...and Jesus came!
The Gospel was given freely until agenciesappeared (I will not mention their names) on Thursday and said that there would be no evangelizing. We felt Heaven close and the Spirit grieve. We packed our bags and left for the airport.
Our Father gave us a window of opportunity that closed as quickly as it opened. Again, we were reminded that delayed obedience is disobedience. Thank you Father for allowing us to see you reveal your heart to your children!
Below are just a fews pictures of the thousands who have been forever changed by Katrina.
Love and Prayers,
Picture # 1 - Bud Breamer with David Sims. David's young daughter is missing. He made many trips rescuing people on boats and mattresses.
Picture # 2 - Gloria Davis with grandsons John and Earnest. Gloria's son-in-law is missing.
Picture # 3 - Lisa Bourland with Terri Smith (Age 37). Terri's was taken from the water. Her son, mother and father are missing.
Picture # 4 - Vance Murphy and Steve Davis with Mary Wells. Mary is confined to a wheelchair. She was rescued on a mattress by a man pulling her through water that was over her head.
Picture # 5 - Shavonda (12), Sheldon (6), Alexis (8) and Doneisha Martin are happy that all of their family members are together.
Picture # 6 - Wayne, Ryan and Walter were rescued on mattresses. They realized that they had come close to death. All three of them repented of their sins and ask Jesus into their hearts.
Picture # 7 - Cots cover the floor of the Reliant Center adjacent to the Astrodome.
Picture # 8 - Bud Breamer with a young women whose husband reamined missing.
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."