Thursday, September 08, 2005

Mississippi Update

Well, Nathan & Josh arrived safe and sound in Gulfport this morning, and, as of our last conversation a few minutes ago, they are currently in northern Mississippi on their way home.

When they arrived at their destination, the men from the church were very excited to see the containers of fuel, and were so excited to see the generators that they promptly sought to hide them. They said everything we sent down there will be put to good use and were very grateful for the supplies and support.

After Nathan and Josh had the truck empty, they were called over to the airport to pick up some more supplies for the church that had arrived via a private jet. As they drove up to the plane, they noticed another airplane nearby. It just happened to be Air Force One!

After returning and again unloading the truck, they took (or attempted to take) a quick nap, and then were escorted into a restricted area right on the coast. The devastation they saw was mind-boggling. They said that the neighborhood in which they dropped off the supplies looked like a really bad storm had come through. The area along the coast simply was no more. The amount of work that needs to be done is just incredible. They also said that some people are taking advantage of the victims and charging exorbitant amounts for services such as tree removal.

Josh reported that they think they got some good footage, and hopefully we'll be able to post some more pictures and maybe a video clip here after they get back.

Here are a couple of photos Nathan took with his cell phone and emailed over to us. These are both from earlier in the day in the lesser damaged areas.


The Serven Clan said...

What a wonderful opportuntity the Lord opened up for you all to connect down south! Glad you are safely back home.

Erber Correspondent said...

Thanks, Servens, and all of you for praying for the guys. They are back home and have been meaning to post an update... but first needed to catch up on sleep get some other things taken care of! We'll try to update you all soon!