FORTY FIVE SECONDS OF HELL
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
June 23, 2011
I promised the folks of Joplin that I would not let America forget them. I know that some of the readers of this column would like me to move on.
But I can’t.
On my way home from Joplin last week, after we had delivered our third truck load of bread, I stopped and spent the day with some friends in Springfield, Mo. There are about 70 miles between Springfield and Joplin, and I ask those assembled, Christians mind you, how many had driven the hour or so to see the devastation in Joplin.
Only a few hands went up.
Our culture has made us so apathetic to the needs of others. We watch the devastation on TV, give a few bucks to the Red Cross, and expect the god of government to take it from there.
Everyone loves to talk about the message that God is sending to America. Perhaps we should open our eyes and realize that perhaps God is speaking to the church.
Pass The Salt Ministries and The Breadman are going to keep our commitment to Joplin. We have promised a shipment of bread products every three weeks for the next six months. We can’t do it without you.
Many of you have already stepped to the plate to help. And we are grateful for your giving heart, but I believe that there are still many of you who can help us help Joplin. Pastor Art and I are a “mom and pop” operation that delivers on our promises. We will see this through to the end.