NEED HELPERS - Mississippi -Andrew Strom. I asked for your prayers for specific ministry teams in the Hurricane zone as Rita passed over last week. Thankyou so much for praying. The eye of the storm passed right over Darren Smith's house, but by then it had weakened and only the power was out for several days. Praise God! Russell Raia wrote to me a couple of days after Rita: "We made it through the storm just fine. The night of the storm we were able to provide shelter to 5 people, one who gave his life to the Lord that night. We are currently sending food and supplies to East Texas (Cleveland, Jasper, etc.) The residents are saying that FEMA is not assisting them at this time. They are without power, water or food. The shelter we assisted today was located at a VFW hall in Cleveland, TX. The people were sleeping on pool tables and the floor. Pray that the power is restored soon...." [Russell's email is- rjrjrlaw@... ] Meanwhile, in the Katrina "Ground Zero" area, you will be pleased to know that our base down there in Southern Mississippi is now fully cleaned out and operational in every way. The favor of God has meant that we were given the use of it for three full months - which is wonderful. Teams are starting to flow through - most staying for several days - working and praying with people. The thing we need down there most now is MORE HELPERS. We need volunteers for practical work and also ministry. Are you able to spare a few days, my friends? By the way, Rick Walth, the guy in charge down there now is a former electrician, and he got all the electrical stuff working! (-Even AC). The power came on a couple of days before I left, so that is a big improvement. If you would like to go down, or send something down, please contact Rick on his cellphone- (605) 261-1580. Rick sent out the following email a few days ago: "Back at base at Bay St Louis" -Rick Walth. We thank God that the Lord had favor on us that we drove the old junker van all the way down here overloaded with supplies without any breakdowns, blown tires or delays. With God's grace we made it. We arrived to find the electricity had been turned on in our base home and the house was completely full from one end to the other with supplies donated by you good brothers and sisters. I need to note here that a whole semi load was delivered over the weekend from a group of wonderful servants of God from Hampton Iowa... Since we have been here God has shown us great favor. We got the air condition, water heater, stove, refrigerator, and washing machine all in operating condition. [Great! -After I am gone! -Ed.] It even feels a little like home now. This week we have a brother here from Minnesota, brother from Florida, and sister from Connecticut. We are expecting a crew of six from Ohio tomorrow. We have many places lined up to keep everyone busy all week spreading the love of Jesus. The night meeting last night was great. As we were worshiping, the Spirit of the Lord fell upon us and would not let us stop until 2:30 am. Tonight as we gathered together to worship the Lord, demons started to manifest and were cast out in the name of Jesus. The power of the Lord is so great. Tomorrow we are going to start diverting some of our supplies to east Texas to the victims of hurricane Rita, where we have another crew stationed. Please keep us and these areas in your prayers and as the Spirit of the Lord leads you, keep the supplies and financial support for this mission coming in. Once again the address here is- 200 Seminary Drive, Bay St. Louis Mississippi 39520. [-The Post Office is now delivering there]. We can also still use many volunteers, as there is much work to be done. God Bless you and I love you all in the name of Jesus. -Rick Walth, Cell: (605) 261-1580. www.dailylifeministry.com ------------------------------------- If you wish to donate online, Darren Smith's ministry 'Streetscape' is also a good one to donate to. Go to his website- http://www.revivalstreet.com/Support.htm God bless you all. Kindest regards in Christ,. Andrew Strom.