OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (BP)--The women sat in a cluster, their heads bowed, their faces creased in earnest pleading with God to bless their families, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Years later, there is thanksgiving.
One of their answered prayers is First Indian Baptist Academy.
"I used to be with those grandmas and great grandmas as they prayed for their families,” said Betty Luckey, a teacher at the school, “and now I'm getting to be with those very babies they had prayed for.
"They're now young teenagers and preteens. … God is answering the prayers of the elders. He is blessing the kids."
Walter Johnson wades through the water that flooded his family’s apartment at New Orleans Seminary. Photo courtesy of the Florida Baptist Witness
Satellite image of part of the NOBTS campus, with major buildings denoted. Click to enlarlge
Walter Johnson wades through the water that flooded his family’s apartment at New Orleans Seminary.