KY Pastor Helps Hundreds Following Flooding
As Kentucky was battered by heavy rain and flash flooding, one Pastor, Brad Stevens, was called by God to help hundreds.
From The Christian Post. When rain waters that seemed heavier than usual began to fall in eastern Kentucky roughly two weeks ago, Pastor Brad Stevens of the Church of God Worship Center in Clay County said he wasn’t afraid….
However, to his great surprise, the next day, on July 27, upon waking up, Stevens realized it was still raining just as hard as it had been the night before.
As the rain poured with record intensity, the waters ravaged neighboring communities and caused extensive flash flooding.
When the rain finally stopped, Stevens, a 44-year-resident of east Kentucky, found out that the livelihood of hundreds of people had been “turned completely upside down” and that many residents had been left “traumatized” as they encountered near life-and-death situations.
In an interview, Stevens told The Christian Post that many residents felt their “lives flash before their eyes” as the flooding tore through their communities, destroying homes, bridges, roads and infrastructure and killing residents….
Across the state, at least 38 people died due to the flooding that began on July 27 and lasted for about a week, damaging hundreds of homes and displacing thousands across several counties in the eastern portion of the state.
As the pastor became aware of how the rain had taken its toll on the masses, he immediately felt deep within his heart a call from God to take action — to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” — by devoting his time to helping his community.
Stevens took to social media, holding multiple live videos from his Facebook page to show his followers the devastation caused by the flooding. He informed viewers that he needed donated funds to further aid in disaster relief work.
Stevens said he then began receiving donations from “generous” donors across the nation, allowing him to provide aid to over 300 Kentucky residents directly impacted by the flooding.
He delivered food and water to those in need while helping rebuild infrastructure and bridges.
“I began seeing the devastation and finding people who were trapped and couldn’t get out. … I saw needs changing from day to day. There were a lot more people that needed help than we anticipated. But, God has somehow made a way,” Stevens said….
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