God’s Work, Our Hands
Hebrews 13:1-2 tells us, “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”
On March 14, we learned that emergency personnel were evacuating some of our neighbors near Ashland due to rising river levels along the Platte River. As the day went on, we felt the Holy Spirit’s nudge to act and offered a safe place to stay for anyone displaced by flooding.
Over the next few days, 10 families from Saunders, Cass, and Sarpy counties found peaceful refuge at Carol Joy Holling Camp, Conference & Retreat Center. Some needed just a night or two, while others needed a few weeks to find a new home.
“Our donors give because they are excited to help others have a positive, life-changing experience,” Jason Gerdes, NLOM Executive Director explained. “In this situation, these gifts gave our neighbors a safe place to live in the midst of tragedy and allowed us to provide peace during a really tough time.”
Through your generosity, we were able to serve in this unexpected way. God multiplied your gifts, enabling us to open our doors without hesitation to provide sacred hospitality for these displaced families.
Looking ahead to this summer, we recognize that most of our campers will have been personally affected by the flood or know someone who was. We continue to be committed to providing a safe, loving community in which all people can learn and grow.
Camperships for flood affected campers
Do you know a child that could use a week away from clean-up and worries this summer to simply focus on being a kid? Let them know about our Camperships! Contact our Registrar, Sue, for more information at 402-944-2544.
If you would like to sponsor a child or children who were affected by the flood, contact Trish at 402-944-2544.