Friday, September 7, 2012

After Isaac, worshipers were undeterred

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Lack of electricity did not equal a lack of worship in Hurricane Isaac's wake at many of the Southern Baptist churches across New Orleans Sunday, Sept. 2.

With or without power, the churches gathered to praise God and seek His face during another difficult experience just seven years after Hurricane Katrina.

Like most other area churches, Poydras Baptist Church in St. Bernard Parish (southeast of New Orleans) was without power. After suffering through the relentless hurricane earlier that week, 50 people attended worship that day at Poydras. The group met in the church foyer.

"We sang a few hymns and proclaimed God's Word," pastor John Gailey said. "We even had an invitation. We worshiped without electricity, but we had the true Power."


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