In the midst of a hurricane

With everything that’s happened since Hurricane Irma, it’s been so beautiful and refreshing to be part of something so much bigger than ourselves.

It hasn’t been the typical tour season, but it’s been an amazing experience to help those who needed it during this awful time of losing their homes, belongings and hope.

The work we’ve done has not been easy but it’s been every bit rewarding knowing that we were literally getting to be the hands and feet of Jesus. What the devil intended for harm, I’ve seen God use to bring hope to so many people.

 

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The past couple of days we served with a group called Heritage, a group of high school students from Tennessee who have been trained in natural disaster emergency clean up. Working with them was one of the best experiences I’ve had since being on tour.

These teenagers were fearless and selfless as they knocked down walls and mucked out houses. They didn’t complain or anything – they were so thankful to be part of this and did it with so much joy.

As I watched these teenagers do all this stuff with smiles on their faces, I was amazed. One day, we were working on a house that was a big mess. It was hot and such a huge job, I had no idea how we were going to get it all done before the day was over. While working in one of the bedrooms, I could hear singing. I went outside to see what the noise was and it was the Heritage kids coming to help us out. I saw Jesus in every

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single one of them – they came to help us out, people they barely knew. It was an amazing moment.

We got to not only work with these kids but got to build relationships and speak life into them. They encouraged us and we encouraged them – I have never experienced anything like this. At the end of the day we gathered in a huge circle with them, they prayed over us and sang us a worship song. I was almost in tears.

I am so thankful God brought us together. I walked away from that experience with such a full heart. We travel from place to place on tour, putting on events to minister to teens and here we were in the middle of this tragedy doing just that – but in such a beautiful, different way.

I will never forget that day and how God has shown up these past couple of weeks.

Written by SRT missionary, Jordan

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