Facing the devastation after the horrible storms that passed through the Midwest has been a single of the most tragic things I have ever witnessed. Our church has constantly tried to send relief teams to help with clean up, comfort, as well as even relocation of residents that simply can not do it alone. Sure, government agencies try to help too but often acquiring this help takes months. This past trip was absolutely hard on myself and others as well as I am not sure if I can take several more. Every one of us were assigned to help a family that had lost several of their children to the flood waters as well as it just broke my heart. Of course, by the time every one of us arrived, the waters had receded as well as the mess was left behind. The mom was so heartbroken that she didn’t even love anything else that was lost. Every one of us were able to bring relief to them through a portable shelter, clothing, as well as most importantly a portable Heating as well as Air Conditioning device that runs on propane. There will not be any form of power there for at least a few more weeks as well as this device would at least keep them comfortable in their makeshift home. I am sure that you have heard of, or even used, a propane powered heater, however, this was an air conditioner. Our church honestly has an agreement with the manufacturer so that every one of us can purchase the units for a much cheaper price as well as it allows us to supply several of them a year to needy families. They are constantly grateful as well as surprised that they can have this comfort even though they have no electricity. I am hopeful that I can bring myself to help again despite the fact that I will have to carefully consider it next time because I am not sure my heart can take it.