Uplifting Harvey Update

Our ESL students are able to watch American culture first hand as the country unites to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Hancock International College sends love and prayer to Houston. Here is a happy story in the midst of despair about gospel song breaking out in a shelter.

Today.com says, “People sleeping on cots and air-beds at the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, Texas, soon began to join in…‘Even on the darkest days someone knows how to just turn the lights on’…

‘I had no idea this was being recorded, but God had a plan!’ White wrote on Facebook. ‘Not only did He want to love on those gathered in Lone Star Expo Center who suffered loss at the hands of Hurricane Harvey, but He wanted to love on people across the world who were dealing with their own personal storms! That’s the kind of loving God we serve — the kind who is equally concerned for the masses and the individual!’

Her song provided a glimmer of hope for people who may have lost their homes and possessions to Hurricane Harvey, which has killed at least 28 people and caused record flooding. It was the latest act of kindness during the ravages of the storm, like the woman who saved 20 dogs from drowning, nursing home residents who were rescued from waist-deep water, and a Houston SWAT team member who carried a mother and her sleeping baby to safety.

The evacuees at the Lone Star Expo Center are part of more than 32,000 people who remain in shelters from more than 40,000 homes have been damaged just in the Houston area…‘Go serve!’ White wrote. ‘Let this video be a reminder that you can use whatever gifts and resources, big or small, to bless someone else!’…”

Full Article: https://www.today.com/news/woman-lifts-spirits-amazing-gospel-performance-hurricane-harvey-shelter-t115752

Idiom of the Day

Ray of Light

Meaning: Someone or something that brings one joy and/or hope, especially in a challenging situation.

Example: After we moved, we got a puppy, which has been such a ray of light for the kids as they adjust to life in a new place.