A visitor’s letter

Living and ministering in a disaster area affords me the opportunity to meet people from across the country on a daily basis. Last night we had people from north Mississippi, Michigan, South Carolina, and California sleeping on the church property. Dozens more came by to drop off supplies, take pictures, pray with me, and tour the unique ministry God has granted us here.

I just received a nice letter from one of our visitors from yesterday and thought I’d share it.


It was a true blessing to meet you yesterday. I am the missions pastor from the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. I am the one that was carrying the video camera around yesterday. Hearing your story of how God has sustained you and your church family through this storm was an incredible testament to the love and mercy of Almighty God. I was in Mississippi to find a place where people from here could serve and I certainly found the spot. We as a church are also looking for a congregation to adopt and walk beside through these times. I would like to meet with you in the near future and discuss this possibility. Please know that we will continue to pray for you and for your friends and family. God will use this situation to reveal His glory and indeed He already has done so. Keep your eyes and heart focused on Christ. I look forward to speaking to you soon.

In Christ,

Barry Coffee
Missions Pastor
The Church at Brook Hills