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Operation Blessing Throws a Lifeline to Houston Flood Victims


SAN FELIPE, Texas - More rain hammered Houston this week as residents rebuild their homes after recent heavy floods.

CBN News met up with one flood victim who cried out to God for help. That's when Operation Blessing became the answer to her prayers.

"Lord, just thank You for sparing my life and everyone in my home life," Janice Robertson prayed.

Severe floods hit the Houston area last week, forcing schools and business owners to shut down. Several people died, and others lost their homes after more than a foot of rain.

That's why Operation Blessing is on the ground in San Felipe, Texas, near Houston, helping flood victims with their homes, clearing trash and debris.

Janice Robertson has lived in her home for 16 years. Even though she has a heart condition, she enjoys raising her three grandchildren there. But flood waters rushed in and destroyed it.

Rescue workers had to carry her and her grand-kids out by boat.

"Lord, what is going to happen now.  What's going to happen to me and my family?" Robertson had wondered.

After staying in a shelter she decided not to feel sorry for herself. Instead, she spent her time serving other flood victims. That's when she found out about Operation Blessing, and they were able to bless her by helping her gut her house and clean up.

"We're just really grateful to serve here in the Houston area and we're so thankful to the partners who help us do that," said Operation Blessing's Raymond McGregor.

"Operation Blessing has been a blessing to me and my family," Robertson said. "Everything that needed to be done, they have done an outstanding job. They have brought life back into my life."

The rebuilding process for Robertson could take awhile. And though the hard part continues, it hasn't shaken her faith.

"If He did it for me, He can do it for you," she said.

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