Thursday, October 6, 2016
THIS AIN'T NO SAINT AND IT AIN'T NO GOSPEL! IT'S HURRICANE MATTHEW AND IT IS HEADING FOR MY PAIRSH AND MANY, MANY OTHERS AS I SIT HERE IN ROME, ITALY!
I bought a small piece of property in nearby Hilton Head Island, South Carolina at the same time to be used as my retirement location in about seven years as well as for days off and vacation in the mean time. Hilton Head Island has fabulous beaches and nice affordable amenities.
Yesterday all of the low country of South Carolina is under mandatory evacuation including the large metro area of Charleston.
Closer to the parish the Islands off of Chatham County (Savannah) are in a mandatory evacuation. The storm is expected to hit late Friday or early Saturday. Currently, the projection is that the eye will be about 45 miles off shore. This is not good although the western side of a hurricane is less severe than the eastern side.
Savannah and Hilton Head have beautiful trees, Hilton Head almost jungle like. I hate to see those devastated along with the human made properties. But the Lord gives and takes away!
Haiti has already experienced the worst of it with many deaths and loss of properties. Others will be affected and those who hunker down and refuse to evacuate are placing their lives in peril. Many may well die.
Pray for everyone. Depending on what happens in Richmond Hill, Savannah and Hilton Head Island, I may have to cut my continuing education program, which I am funding along with our annual stipend for continuing ed, short.
Here is a great prayer and idea from what was formerly called WDTPRS: