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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sweet home Alabama

Dear Friends,
It is with a heavy heart that I type this blog entry. Many of you are fully aware, but for those of you who are not- last Wednesday Alabama was rocked by two waves of tornados and severe with that devastated much of our beautiful state. The out-pouring of immediate love and support has been overwhelming. This is not a quick fix disaster, and I ask for your continued prayers in the weeks and months ahead.
While we Cains are safe, and grateful for it, our home suffered a hit as well. A giant oak came through Cainberly and I am writing to you from our "home away from home"- a duplex two blocks up the street. We are patiently awaiting a visit from the insurance adjustor- we know there are others so much worse off than we are. We have no current needs, but I would ask that you please pray for Abby and Ben. As you can imagine, this whole event has been quite a mess of emotions for them. We are settled in the temporary housing- so they seem to be a little more at ease now.
Please check out the Christian Service Mission here in Birmingham if you would like to donate goods or funds. They are doing extraordinary things in the name of relief. Another option is Samaritan's Purse- the founding organization for Operation Christmas Child. Their website, www. Samaritanspurse.org will update how they are serving in Bessemer/hueytown and Tuscaloosa. (both are on Facebook)
Thank you so much for all of your prayers, messages, and encouragement.
With much love,
Marla

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