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Friday, October 16, 2015

South Carolina's "Thousand-year Flood"...Lady traveler on the road again

My new Pedego E-bike from
Pedego Bike Shop in Myrtle Beach

Too busy + plus having too much fun =
No recent blogs.  
A week at Ocean Lakes Campground in Myrtle Beach +
a week in Dreher Island State Park with our new Pedego bikes =
Biking.  Relaxing.  Writing.
Flag flying high in South Carolina
Photo by Shawn Watson Photography

Then in October the maddening floods flowed throughout
my sweet state of South Carolina.
They call it the 1,000-year Flood.
Thousands of homes were destroyed.
Dams burst and overflowed.
Our raging 12-mile Creek rushed up to our backyard deck.
Hundreds of bridges out.
Roads closed indefinitely.

First the devastation.
Now the restoration...
People helping people,
Strangers no more.

I'm thankful for my church home,
NewSpring.
We sprang into action across the state
to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Rob and I are also volunteers with
Christ In Action (CIA)
to help bring HOPE to America's families.

Rob was part of the CIA team who drove to 
Virginia to the CIA base camp,
to help drive the convoy down to 
Williamsburg County.

My traveling cowboy is home now, but in the next few days
Rob and I will be driving our motor home, RESTi2,
to Williamsburg County where we'll stay indefinitely.
There are 50-100 homes underwater
There is much work to be done.
But that is all in a day's work.
(for some reason I'm not able to publish flood photos from my iPhone at this time)

Christ In Action has posted pictures on their website,
when CIA deployed to Wimberley, Texas in June.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we
endeavor to bring HOPE
to American families.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and 
with all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:37

www.christinaction.com
www.newspringchurch.org
www.sharonleaf.com