Most of us have heard about the recent storms and tornado's that hit Alabama a few weeks ago. Last week we received a call from one of our Retailers, she informed us that her store had completely been lost due to the tornado's that hit her home town of Phil Campbell, Alabama. My heart sank as she briefly described what had occurred. Being that my husband is from Alabama and my in-laws currently reside there, it really hit home.
As Cindy (our Retailer) and I were discussing what went on - that frightening day, my heart broke for all those involved. I was in disbelief, saddened and questioning everything. I then immediately returned to my faith knowing that God is in control. I do not understand His timing of the events, but I do know that it is His plan.
As she went on with the horrific details that went on that day, she continued to say that there were those who lost several family members, 98% of the houses that lined the road all the way into town had been completely demolished by the storm, many people were searching for family members and friends not knowing if they had survived the tornado or not. People were left with trying to figure out where they were going to sleep at night, many no longer had vehicles to drive, socks or undergarments to wear, diapers or food for their children, pet food, toothbrushes, the things are endless that people were left without.
It’s been a few weeks since the storm and some have not begun to mourn the losses. This may seem like “old news” to some but a big reality for those with families who lost loved ones, no longer have shelter and those who have lost it all! Cindy’s son had lost two friends as well as a teacher from the school he attends. For a child to have to attend a funeral for someone that they attended school with, played on the playground with and played baseball with on a daily basis is just unimaginable. The high school is severely damaged and will have to be re-built. They will have a long tough road ahead of them, but with many friends, family and the help of God they will pick up the pieces and move on. It will be a long process and will take lots of time to heal, but all will be possible with the power of prayer.
In a situation like this I feel for everyone involved. It must so hard trying to figure out how to simply carry on a normal day without daily necessitates. Some of the simple things many of us take for granted. I immediately wanted to help out in some way and thought there must be something we can do! I decided to share this with all of you because we have the most amazing Facebook fans, Faith Baby subscribers and with the power of prayer all things are possible to those whom seek HIM first. From day one I made a commitment to share the blessings of Faith Baby with those in need and I cannot think of a better opportunity to pay it forward.
In a devastation such as this and with many families facing costs that most of us will never know, sowing even the smallest seed can produce a big blessing to those in need. I am praying and believing that our friends and Faith Baby fans will join and virtually hold hands with us as we reach across the country and even the globe, to help out this precious little town in Alabama.
I know that I’m taking a big step of faith here as I turn to our Faith Baby family in a fundraiser for someone else. It’s a little out of the ordinary for me, but I feel very led by the Lord to do this and I know that He'll guide me every step of the way. I pray that you have read this with an open heart, and that you will think of all of the lives who are in need today, tomorrow and the weeks to come.
Here’s where we need a little help from you... I know we are not all able to donate or in a financial position to give. If you want to help, you can give with NOTHING out of pocket. We will give for you! Faith Baby will donate $1 to the community of Phil Campbell for every -1- new fan we get on our Facebook Fan Page from today until May 31, 2011.
So, all you have to do is “share” our FaceBook fan page with as many friends and family members as you would like and once they “Like” our page we’ll add $1 to the pot up to $500. Ask your friends to send out the same request to their friends...It’s that simple! The more ways you suggest Faith Baby, the more we can literally reach out and spread the amazing love and grace of Jesus Christ.
By spreading the word, you are not only doing your part by helping to spread God’s love but you are also allowing us to give to children (and their families) who are in dire need. As our slogan so eloquently states: Faith on display, Little Angels lighting the way!
We look forward to what the Lord is faithfully going to do in and through this, and we pray that you all will be blessed beyond measure as you step out in faith. It’s just one tiny way to give back to Him and help these precious people of God who are in serious need. Please keep all of these precious families and children in your prayers. Thank you and God Bless!
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
1. “Like” our Faith Baby Facebook fan page (if you haven’t already) :0)
2. Copy and Paste this Facebook link (Praying for Alabama) to your wall and ask your friends and family to do the same.
3. Simply log into your Facebook account, then click the blue little "SHARE" button below our post to share it on your wall. When sharing our page with friends and family, send them a little message asking them to also share us to their friends.
4. Please feel free to Tweet or Blog about it.
5. Additionally, we'd appreciate if you'd click the "like" button under our Facebook post or leave us a comment.
Keep your eye on our page, we are currently at 32,654 "Likes".
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Posted by Faith Baby at 9:45 AM