Hi everyone! This is Clint Hale (I often post on Fr. James' blog and am a catechumen at St. Joseph). My family came to San Antonio late last week, so avoided Hurricane Ike. I have been in contact with Fr. James and he asked that I pass along some news.
First, Fr. James and his family are all doing well. They made it through the storm with no major issues. Their home suffered little damage. There were few shingles that decided to make a break for it and part of their fence is taking a nap, but overall things are OK.
However, they are still without power, so have no access to the internet, etc. Their phone is also out, except for cell coverage, which can be spotty at best. Also, since there is no power, there is no way to recharge the batteries on cell phones, so they are being sparing in calling.
So please continue to pray that things can be returned to normal as soon as possible for Fr. James, his family and everyone affected by Hurricane Ike. I am sure that Fr. James will make a post here, just as soon as he is able to do so.
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