NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A Midstate pastor helps with hurricane reduction efforts in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Pastor Toby Swager from Connection Pointe Church in Goodlettsville has been there since final Sunday.

“The extent, how far it went, how vast the particles path is. It is prefer it did not matter who you had been, did not matter the place you lived,” Swager stated.

Swager is volunteering with Operation Blessing. They’re a nonprofit serving to within the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

“It is overwhelming, however it is also restorative to your religion in folks,” Swager stated.

Swager has been helping by inserting tarps on roofs and clearing particles. COVID-19 has made getting extra volunteers sophisticated.

He is aware of it’ll be a long-term restoration course of and is asking the Midstate to maintain the neighborhood of their prayers.

“It brings hope to those folks realizing that there is somebody sitting in Goodlettsville, Tennessee proper now who is considering them, praying for them as a result of they really feel forgotten in any other case,” Swager stated.

The pastor is aware of all too nicely what a pure catastrophe can do after tornadoes hit Center Tennessee in March.

He’s utilizing that have from six months in the past and making use of it in Louisiana.

“With the ability to convey some hope from that scenario could be very fulfilling,” Swager stated.

His plan is to return to Center Tennessee someday subsequent week and make a visit again to Lake Charles in October.

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