Have you been keeping up on the flooding along the Red River here in Minnesota and North Dakota? We received an e-mail on Tuesday asking us to come and help sandbagging and making dikes. We lefrt Wednesday morning and got back today at noon. What an awesome experience. Hard work, I'm sore all over, but the girls want to go back again tomorrow. The people were so kind and so thankful. These people are doing a wonderful job, all pulling together and getting things done. Just regular citizens volunteering time, money, equipment. There are people out there right now from all over the U.S. We helped to make 500,000 sandbags yesterday! More help is needed. They're not giving up the fight. The predictied cresting level was 41 feet when we left there this morning and now they're saying maybe 42. People are being evacuated.
It makes you stop and remember who is in charge. We tend to get lulled into a false sense of security. The government will take care of it, technology will take care of it, we'll all be fine, but truth is there is only One that you can count on. This flood is a good reminder of that.
If you'd like to help, call 701-476-4000. They will tell you where the volunteers are needed most and what you can do. Log on to www.kfgo.com for updates and continual information.
Please keep everyone involved in your prayers. Thank you.