Please send prayers-total devastation

Last Update: March 21, 2019

I live in Lincoln, NE (eastern Nebraska), and am originally from a small town-Sidney, IA (Southwest Iowa). I want to check in here with my WA family to at a minimum give my apologies for not commenting this week- I have so many follows and comments that I want to respond to in addition to all of my training that I am excited to continue. The other reason I'm here today is to ask for prayers and support for the horrific tragedy that has come with the floods where I live. Thousands of families, pets, and livestock are without homes, food, clothing and basic necessities. They have lost everything. Many have lost their livelihoods-especially our farmers and ranchers. Several people have died and thousands of animals have perished in the floodwaters.People are stranded in many towns and cities on "islands" of what's left. Many of the places I grew up in are destroyed and my family's farm ground, original farmstead, and other farms of ours are completely wiped out.The road I take home is gone, the church I grew up going to with my Grandma is submerged, the pastures I rode horses in with my childhood friend are swamps and the list goes on and on. We have never seen this widespread amount of devastation to our states and the heartbreak is almost unbearable. We will get through this with our Midwestern hard work ethic, our love of one another, and most of all by the grace of God, but I simply ask that send your thoughts and prayers.

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jghwebbrand Premium
Hi,

I have seen the devastation of your area on our local TV station and it's just awful. I only hope that the floodwaters will recede soon so you can try to get back to normal. in 2016, my town got flooded and I lost all of my stuff inside my home. So, I know what it is like to have a flood just wipe everything away.

Keep up the good spirits because things will get better. Until then, my prayers are with you.

Best wishes,
George
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AmityP Premium
George,

It certainly is. Some areas have begun clean-up and waters have receded while others are still completely under water. I'm so sorry to hear that you had to endure a total loss from a flood too but thankful you have your life! Having the gift of life is so much more important than losing anything else.

Thank you for your inspiring words on good spirits. I am usually a very optimistic and happy-go-lucky person and I will do my best to push on and stay strong in prayer.

God bless,
Amity
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CarlaNavarro Premium
Oh Sweetie, that is the worse news. No one knows devastation until it happens to us or around us. Definite prayers are with you and your loved ones. We tend to take for granted the everyday things we have and see. Without warning it can be taken from us.
I will add them to my prayers today.
God be with you and them all.
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AmityP Premium
It is so true-no matter how grateful and faith driven, it is never something easy to have happen. I love that you are so aware too, not to take things for granted in life. This is something I try to be mindful of always-but it takes constant mindfulness and faith. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for adding us to your prayers today. God bless you Carla
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CarlaNavarro Premium
If there is anything we can do, please reach out. I know personally, I work with disasters through my church. If you need anything, please pm me, and I will see what we can do for you. Beautiful daughter by the way. Sad that she has to see this kind of devastation.
I genuine request, please let me know. I don't know you, but my heart truly goes out to you and your family
feel free to pm anytime.
Love to your family
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NnurseBecca Premium
Oh No, I have been saddened to hear this. I started college in Lincoln, NE. Even if I had never been there, I only hope for the community to have help getting set back up. My oldest daughter was born there. I got my driver's license there. Just reviewing memories under water. The TLC childcare home for abandoned kids I used to work at, just everything under water is so sad. I am praying for you,
Nurse Becca
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AmityP Premium
Becca thank you so much- I appreciate the prayers as well as your connection and love for our community!! Luckily here in Lincoln we are dry except for many bridges surrounding us are not passable. We did have mandatory water restrictions until yesterday of 50% less use since our well area was completely flooded and compromised. I thank God I can do laundry again! ;)
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AkshaySaxena Premium
Hi Amity, it's too bad to know about such condition over there.
Lots of prayer to you and your region. May it come back to normal. May the love and blessings of the Lord overflow now.
In Jesus' mighty Name
Amen
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AmityP Premium
Thank you Akshay-your prayer bring tears and I wish you many blessings and abundance of peace as well
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AffMktgRt Premium
AmityP,

We lift up in our thoughts and prayers all of those in the Midwest affected by the devastating flooding.

Some of us have been through both Hurricane Sandy as well as Hurricane Harvey and we do understand your suffering.

May God bless, protect and restore all in his divine mercy.

Blessings!
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AmityP Premium
Thank you-I know you do. The Hurricanes we've seen and other flooding, fires, etc have all been life-altering and I pray others have been able to recover and move forward from those and the more recent tragedies caused by weather as well. Your empathy and kind words mean so much.

God bless you,
Amity
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