As of last night, 7/11 of our pastors still had no power!!

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  1. annsni

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    That's a greater ratio than the general public.

    But fortunately, 3 of them got it back on today.

    It's so crazy - and now it's snowing. :tonofbricks:

    (For those who don't know, we're on Long Island - and greatly affected by Sandy)
     
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    Sounds like a great opportunity for your church to love on your pastors and minister to them in some special ways.
     
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    Yep - and each of them without power have been ministering to others!! Those with generators have been sharing their power with neighbors, sharing resources and still continuing their job in ministry. One pastor was bringing wood for one of his assistants so that she could have heat. These guys are great. :)
     
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    That's what its all about....living life together and sharing the love of Christ.
     
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    Exactly. Unfortunately, the congregation is not necessarily in the position to help TOO much because of the damage at their own homes/community. But we're all pitching in to help each other the best we can. Fortunately, only one pastor's home was damaged and it is totally repairable. I've been hearing about others who aren't so fortunate. A single dad had a tree fall on both his cars and another on his house. He's driving the less damaged car around right now. :(
     
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    I hope this next storm doesn't do any damage for you all, Annsni.

    We still have thousands of people without power here in WV from Sandy.
     
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    I've not heard of damage yet but we lost power for a time and I've heard others have had the same thing too. But IT'S SNOWING!!!!! AND STICKING!!!!!! CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Electricity is so much part of our world, losing power for any length of time is so very stressful. Buying a generator is problematical as they run on petrol!!!!

    You have my prayers for restoration in vital utilities particularly if it is snowing, brrrrr!!!!
     
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    All of our pastors are now back on the grid. The last one got his power back on Monday - two full weeks after they lost it. But there are still others that don't have power because their home was damaged and they cannot get power back on until the repairs have been made. :(
     
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    That is when church fellowship comes into its own.....onwards Christian soldiers!!!!:thumbsup:
     

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