Clearing trees, delivering hope in OKC

Monday, December 7, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

working with chain sawThe cleanup continues in Oklahoma City following the recent ice storm. Christian ministries are on hand to provide help and hope.

Cleaning up branches and broken trees are the main focus for ministries such as the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Eight Days of Hope, the latter of which has a rapid response ministry called "Hope Reigns."

Steve Tybor, founder and president of Eight Days, describes the situation in the Oklahoma City area.

"There are literally over 10,000 trees that were downed by that ice storm," he describes, "and our hope and goal is to help people navigate through this trial and to just share the hope and love that we know in Jesus – and we have certified chain saw operators, volunteers."

Tybor

Tybor tells OneNewsNow about how they were able to help an elderly man living on meager means.

"He had multiple trees fall on his property [and] heard about Eight Days of Hope/Hope Reigns," he shares. "Somehow God just opened up that door to connect the two – and this gentleman, who had a bill or a quote for $1,500 to take these trees off his property, Hope Reigns showed up [to clear the trees] and this guy was blown away."

The ministry founder says they could use more volunteers and encourages those interested to visit the Hope Reigns portion of his group's website.

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