Thursday, July 21, 2011

I-29 interstate exchange at Hamburg taken 7/19/11


Yesterday my friend Sue sent the above picture of Interstate 29 showing access to and from Hamburg where I live and where before the flooding it allowed me to travel to other destinations including church in Percival. Our small congregation includes several families from Hamburg which also are severely impacted by the flood waters. Among the inconveniences are getting to work in places such as Nebraska City which now means about 150 mile round trip instead of perhaps 20 or 25 minutes to cover those miles to work. For many it also means separation from family.

We are creatures of habit and inconvenience is not one of our better qualities as even simple things like grocery shopping, doctor appointments, eating out, fellowship with our missing members who reside on the other side of the river have become things no longer easily done.

This situation could continue for over a year. So… we move forward believing that we will find enough hope to remove all anxious fear about the future, and strength enough for each day.

Remember the words of Paul in Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Joan Tiemeyer

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