Aug 30 2012

Isaac and the Good Samaritans

A real life Good Samaritan story happened during Hurricane Isaac yesterday.

When the flood water was rising yesterday in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, families were caught off guard.  Their homes filled with so much water that the only safe place they could go was to sit on top of their roofs and hope and pray that someone would come to their rescue.

Their prayers were answered.

A father and his son, went into action. Jesse Shaver III and Jesse Shaver the IV got into their fishing boats to check on their neighbors.  As they rowed through rivers that used to be streets they saved 120 people.

At one point the son actually gave up his seat on the boat because there were too many people on one roof top to fit in the boat.   He switched places with them and took the brunt of the storm for them.  He sat on a rooftop waiting to be rescued in the middle of a Hurricane risking his own life for someone else.   He was rescued by his father on his next pass.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, love your neighbor as yourself. -Luke 10:27

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8/30/2012 10:28:34 AM
Sue United States
Sue
Amanda,

Thank you for this post. I live in Miami and asked my face book friends that pray to pray. One cousin made a comment of how he believes his prayers are not answered. I posted your words and thanked my friends for praying. It is great to know that God hears our pleas.
9/1/2012 11:50:27 AM
Cathleen L. United States
Cathleen L.
Wow, that's a great story!
9/3/2012 10:39:45 AM
Annjel United States
Annjel
I listen to Klove everyday and every night! My grandma and I love Klove i wish i could sing on it i have a good voice.
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