b Cheri LeBlanc, MD: New Orleans - Grace & Mercy Needed

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

New Orleans - Grace & Mercy Needed

We have been preparing for our 2 days of outreaches in New Orleans. How do you prepare when you don't know what to expect? This has tried to create a lot of anxiety in me these last few days. Several times I have had to take a deep breath and remember HE is in control. It doesn't matter if I know what to bring or not.

The team from Virginia is leaving tomorrow. We pray that they have safe travels. Dr. Ken and his team of 7 people were in New Orleans right after Katrina, in October and December of last year. It will be interesting to see what they think of the progress that has been made.

One thing can be sure. God's grace and mercy are greatly needed. What is so cool is that His grace and mercy never run out, but those who need it the most don't know about it. That's where Jesus lets us into the picture. We get to be His arms and legs to show His grace and mercy.

What we do in the natural is good, we provide needed medications and treatment to people who don't have any other way to get it. But that is so temporary. The love we can demonstrate to them WHILE we are serving is what really matters.

Keep praying, the evil one is not happy we are going into his territory. Pray that we may be a light in a dark place.


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