Several weeks ago, I contacted my good friend and law enforcement official, Undersheriff Chris Swanson of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department regarding water filters, replacement filters, and lead water testing kits for distribution. After a few emails, I received confirmation that “…you are on the list.” Though this sounded good, I was still a bit unclear regarding the details of my request.
Two weeks later, two sheriff deputies were in our neighbor passing out water, filters, and offering to assist regarding minor faucet fixtures. Sheriff Deputies Nelson and White heard me blabbing about being “…on the list” and I showed them emails documenting prior conversations with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department. They had a van full of products with them. I mentioned the church ministry was about five minutes away and they followed me there delivering twice what was requested. I am astounded at not just what the Lord does to bless His children, but how He does it as well! Our God is awesome!
Most of these items went pretty fast and I later requested another load to give to another church, Pentecostal Tabernacle COGIC, which is located in the heart of the city’s north side in Flint. Isaiah and I picked up the shipment – thank you Undersheriff Swanson and Capt. Gould (as well as Sheriff Robert Pickell) – and a couple days later Blake and I made delivery to Elder Henry Jamerson at Pentecostal Tabernacle.
Thus far, the County has provided us 162 PUR water filters and 171 PUR water filter replacements. We are blessed to be a blessing and it is so encouraging to see so many people locally, regionally, and nationally coming together from various parts of the community to cover everyone!