This episode is an interview our producer, Trish Duggan, had with OPC mission-work, Neon Reformed's elder Seth Long. His description of the current landscape of Neon is powerful, "The whole thing looks like a scene from The Hunger Games. It's dark; it's still muddy, there's still dirt on the streets, there are storefronts boarded up and down the streets.” Last July’s record-breaking flood was a unique flashflood, raising a single stream into a raging river. “That little stream that runs through Neon, that you can normally practically jump over, became 300-yards wide and 12-feet deep,” Seth says. That’s a memory you don’t easily forget. It’s clear they continue to need the love and compassion that only Jesus, through his disciples, can give.
You can find a story from this interview on OPCDisasterResponse.org. If you would like to volunteer to help in the Spring Community Outreach effort in Neon, contact Jane Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider bringing a youth group to build some Sheds of Hope! (Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.)
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