Highlights from Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In a three-hour gift card drive for the Pleasant Valley, Alabama, tornado giftcardsvictims, YOU ROCKED!!!!!!  

LISTEN   Here's the moment when we revealed the totals and called Pastor Mike Oliver in Alabama.

THANK   The Patterson Foundation of Sarasota

SEE   Here's the church where the gift cards will be delivered.

Also, thanks to participating Chick-fil-a restaurants and the DQ Grill & Chill in Sebring.

More than numbers rocked during this relief effort: Carmen's world was rocked when the connections we made in Alabama turned out to be even closer to home than she could have ever expected.

LISTEN   If you have a broken family, you'll understand why these e-mails from an old friend of Carmen's dad meant so much to her, even to the point of redeeming her image of who he was.

LISTEN  Dave said it well: this was kind of a "reunion" of a daughter and her late father.Carmen saw, for the first time, how much like her father she, and all of us really are.

LISTEN   Carmen's "back story" reminded Bill that God is at work in our darkest moments.

LISTEN   We wanted you to know that God can use you in the midst of your brokeness, imperfections, fears, doubts, addictions, and failure.