Monday, January 25, 2010

{ prayers needed }

The phone rang this morning a little before 5:00 am~
it was our friend Bea,
telling us that the community of Gladstone was being evacuated
because of the rising flood waters from the James River nearby..
{overnight last night, we had approx. 3" of rain fall in a one hour period, causing streams, rivers and creeks to swell}.
Gladstone is literally a stone's throw from the mighty river, and is small indeed...
but the people of the community have some of the biggest heartsI have ever known.
When my sister Jo moved here from TN last April,
the community showered her with help and care...
giving what they had & never looked for thanks...
donating furniture, food and man-power...
even volunteering to mow her grass.
small acts of kindness that were so truly appreciated.

i will be forever grateful for them because of this.
Last week, as I'm sure you all heard on the news, was one of the deadliest weeks
in the town of Appomattox's history...
8 people were shot dead, incluing 3 teenagers and a 4 year old, by a deranged gunman
hell-bent on madness...

Appomattox is a stone's throw from Gladstone.
The volunteer Fire & Rescue personnel of Gladstone lept into action last week to do what they could to help out the Appomattox community.
still reeling from the affects of having to bury their friends and neighbors,
the tiny village of Gladstone now needs our help.
Won't you please send up your thoughts of healing
& prayers of comfort for this tiny, yet
grand community?
please consider how you can help your own community:
sometimes the smallest of acts cause the greatest results.

Peace & Plenty be with you ALL~


Rocking Chair Stitches said...

You all will be in my prayers.

Unknown said...

Lori, there is truely oower in prayer. I will include mine.

janeu729 said...

Is Bea OK? Does everyone have a place to go? They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Farm Field Primitives said...

My prayers are headed their way. Oh, how I wish bad things would not happen. Take care.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Jane, Bea is fine...but all of the volunteers, {Peter, Bea included} are pooped from being up all night...the water is receding and there is so much clean up to be done now...
Thanks to all who have emailed and/or posted with your concerns!

xoxox from Notforgotten Farm

Genny said...

Lori, sending adding my prayers to everyone else's. I'm glad to hear that the water is receding. We got a lot of rain overnight here in northern VA too.

Angela said...

I will be praying. Thank you SO much for bringing this to our attention so we can gather together and stand in the gap..((hugs))

Constance said...

My prayers go out to you all. I wish I could be there to help.

missy said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you.


Debra said...

This community certainly has my prayers!

VickieV said...

Prayers going their way!

Rebecca said...

Praying that the Lord God of all the Heavens and earth, bless you and this little community and protects them from the floods that threaten to distroy and that they see their salvation comes only from God. Blessings to all of you