BARNWELL, S.C.--Following what some called the “ice storm of the century,” a team of volunteers from the South Carolina Conference was removing limbs and debris off the home of 91-year-old Mary Hanks.
“My wife, Trudy, handed Mrs. Hanks a copy of Strength for Service to God and Country,” said Billy Robinson, conference disaster coordinator.
After Billy descended from the roof, Mrs. Hanks told him she had read the first devotion, titled “Keeping Power.”
“Wow, the power of God,” she said. “All the time I thought I was without power, I really had all the power I will ever need.”
“Chills ran across my body as I was also hit with the reality of what real power is all about,” said Billy.
Following the ice storm, 51 volunteers worked on 68 homes, and they gave a copy of Strength for Service to God and Country to each homeowner.
In May, the team helped rebuild homes in Boaz, Ala., following a tornado.