The Steve Galegor, Jr., family, who work in evangelism and church planting with Albanians from their home in Clifton, New Jersey, sent the following report on their encounter this week with Hurricane Irene.
After a couple of days of cleanup, I am getting back to you all to let you know that we appreciate your prayers in the fact that Sunday’s storm passed by with a roar but no fury per se. I have checked in with most of our Albanian believers and friends and none had any major incidents – just a few roof leaks here and there and the damp basements here and there as well.
We had protection from the trees which were really swaying on the back side of the storm on Sunday afternoon. The eye passed about 15 miles east of us and it was quite ominous and awesome to the see the clouds spinning
across the expanse of the sky as they were. Our home sprang a few leaks in the roof over night Saturday into Sunday so we were up setting up buckets in the attic under the drips. All is dried out now and more leaves and branches from the yard than we can remember for a long time.
We are grateful to the Lord for His protection and missed being with His covenant community over the weekend. Would you pray as we hope to gather the New Jersey and Brooklyn churches together this weekend for a meal and joint worship service in our backyard on Sunday. We haven’t all been together for quite some time. It is timely as we are working on a church covenant together that will serve to strengthen and build unity within the churches. Pray as Steve prepares and teaches toward that end.
Again, we thank you for your prayers and concerns on our behalf. Thanks for standing with us.