Good Morning. Yesterday, Rick and Jan Gilson suffered a house fire that completely destroyed their home. They are both safe and are now staying with family.
They will have many needs in the days and weeks ahead but today we first and foremost ask for prayer. Rick is still recovering from when he fell off the scaffolding two weeks ago. Please pray that his body would continue to heal. They rented out their garage apartment to Michael Loftus (also a staff member at Calvary). He lost everything in the fire too. Please pray that God would provide for all of his needs during this time of uncertainty.
Although there are a few items to salvage, it is not safe for people to step through the rubble. Jan will be pulling out those items this morning and placing them on the driveway. She asked if a few volunteers might be available to help her pack them up at noon time today, with boxes and newspaper.
If you are interested in helping, please reply for her contact information. Their home is located in St. Pete near 28th Street North and 54th Avenue.
I will continue to update you with the details of their needs in the days ahead. They may need clothing or other items in the days ahead but they are taking it one day at a time. Thank you for your prayers.