Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, May 11, 2015

Trista and I just made it back home from Van, Texas.   We drove over to make a delivery to her friends, whose home was destroyed.

This is a picture of their home!

We were not allowed to drive into the area with the most severe damage.....however, I took the below picture from area properties that were in the path of the tornado before it reached the community of Van.    I couldn't believe what I was seeing...

Map of our area!  Much flooding taking place!!!  As I said in my last post....Rain is in the forecast for the rest of the week. Our rain amount received last night was 7 inches alone.  It has rained so much since January and the ground is just saturated.  

Roads....completely washed out!


All three of these photos are pictures of  different roads in our area!

The Damage is like nothing I have ever seen.   

There are now confirmed deaths and there are still people missing.  

Please keep the community of Van in your prayers.  And...pray for the surrounding towns that have much flooding! 



Gail Dixon said...

Goodness gracious! The power of nature is astounding. God bless and help those who have lost property or lives or were injured.

Ginny said...

Oh NO! Just awful...I am sure you were a Godsend to them. Words fail.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The power in these winds is amazing. Yes,those people need prayer.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Shug!
I missed your earlier post-- but saw this one, those pictures are horrendous.
I've watched the news off and on today-- been praying for the families that are dis-placed from their homes, and for the families who have missing loved ones.
It is devastating.
The severe weather missed us-- but had been heading straight here.
We are fortunate and blessed-- my heart goes out to the people of Van.

Ginny said...

We just watched our local news tonight here in Virginia. Phil remarked that their live shots looked just like yours. And sure enough, their report was on Van. I guess it is all over the country.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It is just almost unbelievable. The weather has been so scary. Glad you all were okay. Poor folks in Van. Oh, my. blessings ~ tanna

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how terrible. I saw the news about Van on TV --and didn't know where Van was. Didn't realize that it was SO close to you all. Are you okay? How about hubby's business?

First the tornado --and now flooding. I'll keep your area in my prayers... God Bless.


Linda Kay said...

When water sources are out of control, it is very hard for everyone. I can't imagine the devastation from that tornado, although I've seen it before in Illinois. So good of you to go to Van to take some food. I'm sure they could use lots of help there. We have missed the rain in the Hill Country, just went a bit north of us.

Barb said...

Hi Shug~

Oh my goodness, I have been thinking about you for the last few days, and my heart goes out to all the good people in your area, who are suffering loss.

The pictures are so sad, I can't even imagine what those who are suffering are enduring right heart breaks for them.

The good people of Texas will be in my prayers!

Hugs to you sweet friend~


aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh my word! I had heard about it on the news but I didn't know it was that bad. Those poor people.

Melinda said...

We have had some wicked weather over the last few days.
Sorry to hear of Trista's friends loss.
Hope things are slowing down.

We encountered really rough weather and flooding while we were in
Oklahoma last weekend.

Prayers being sent!

M :)

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