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  • Writer's pictureYWAM FORT MCMURRAY

In a pandemic and your city is flooding 😬

It all seems very unheard of, almost unbelievable, but it definitely is not. A flood during a pandemic, how crazy is that? Though things around us are uncertain we do have a place where we can go for the stability we need to handle this all. 

For us it has taken us to: Psalm 33:20-22 We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.

This section of scripture has become a prayer for us personally, as a

and as a plea of help for our city that is hurting. Our hope during this time is to be a source of hope and peace for people, to be pointing them to the One who holds it all together. 

As we serve our city during this time we are continuing to run our regular weekly programs. We are making this happen through deliveries, instead of having people come to us, we are going to them. In that last week we have delivered 108 meals to youth and families in our city.  With the flooding that has happened this week we have been able to deliver water, and are partnering with our local church Fort City to open a location for the food bank as they have been flooded and need a place to operate from, and to host Samaritans Purse as they come to help respond to the flooding. 

This has all been a great point of connection to our city and friends, for us to check in on people and make sure they are doing ok. The interactions happening go deeper then the food or water being delivered. We want our community to know that they are loved and not forgotten that, Gods Unfailing love surrounds us, and He is our help and our Shield. Our prayer during this time is that we stay healthy, safe and quickly respond to ways Jesus is leading us to love our city well and that people come to know who He is and put their Hope in him. 


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