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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Aug 29 2012

Refuge from Isaac

If you’ve ever been through an extreme weather situation; wildfire, snow storm, earthquake, than you know what it feels like to all of a sudden have life put on hold.  That’s what’s going on for those of us in the path of Hurricane Issac today.

This thing is slow moving, so it’s dumping a lot of rain over the next 24 hours on the Gulf coast causing lots of flooding and power outages now.

K-LOVE’s own Chip Bailey is there.  He’s based out of Baton Rouge, and he says it’s giving him perspspecitve on how busy our lives can become on a normal day, now that he’s forced to slow down and wait out the storm.

Chip says it's eerie.  Every school, fast food restaurant, grocery store, and even the big discount stores are closed

Here's what you can do while we're waiting to assess the damage from Isaac:

That’s the thing to do today. if you’re in the path of the storm, if you have your own storm your're facing seek refuge, physically and spiritually, pray.

Today’s K-LOVE Encouraging Word:  “Trust in God at all times…pour out your heart to him, for He is our refuge.” -Psalm 62:8

A Wal-Mart in Baton Rouge closed for Hurricane Isaac. Sign says "Closed until at least Thursday morning at 7 a.m."

The Baton Rouge Macy's store boarded up for the storm

People have stocked up leaving many empty shelves preparing for Hurricane Isaac

We're praying for all of you affected by the storm, and if you have a specific prayer request, let us know at

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