Quick Check

Hey, Darling Things! I just have the quickest moment to post an update. The Moores and Joneses are six hours from Houston in our Cactusland and far from cell/internet service. We came into a nearby town to worship today and right this moment we’re in a delightful little restaurant where we – and the entire community’s Lutherans, Methodists, and Baptists – are grabbing lunch. From what we hear, our properties and those of our staff members are either fine or have sustained minimal damage, may the Lord be praised!! Keith and I learned that our fence is down and we lost a couple of trees but our home is ok. The ministry building, which is surrounded by tall trees, is untouched. We were floored and so blessed. Many, many Houstonians – friends and loved ones included – took serious hits. The home of one of my dear friends was completely flattened. Several of our big churches also sustained considerable damage. We are among several million Houstonians who still don’t have power so we’re sitting tight until we get a green flag to head home. This is a great time for control freaks to exercise surrender. Needless to say, we are hoping for a green light soon. About half of our staff members stayed in town and trust me when I tell you that Houston/Galveston is NOT where you want to be this time of year with no electricity or fresh water. Please pray for them. For Heaven’s sake, pray for everybody in this part of the country. So many lost so much. We also thank God so much for not allowing Ike to have all the power he wanted.

We don’t know about Bible study Tuesday night. Doesn’t look promising at this point but we’ll keep you posted. Things could happen fast, God willing. I will DEFINITELY head to Billings, Montana, this weekend, so no threat there.

We love y’all like crazy, care about you so much, and thank you with all of our hearts for your prayers. We will ask God to spread them lavishly all over our region.

We hope to be back in touch very soon!!


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  1. 51
    debrawiest says:

    Praying for you and your family, as well as all those displaced by the hurricane.
    See you in Billings this weekend! I cannot wait!

  2. 52
    Anonymous says:

    So glad to know you are all okay. I continue to hold you up in prayer, and all others effected by this storm. God bless you! Thanks for posting!

  3. 53
    Sharron says:

    Beth, good news about your team and the LPM building. Our prayers are with those less fortunate! We are thankful no more lives lost in this terrible storm. Hope you can soon get home and back to normal…..what is normal!

  4. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the update! I have been praying for all of you and the whole area; praise God that you are all okay. Also wanted to say that I was at the Deeper Still Event in Las Vegas and it literally changed my life. My relationship with God did go deeper and I was one of the ladies who came forward to lay down once and for all the list of things the enemy kept dredging up. Thank you, dear Beth for that. Blessings to you all – deeply changed in Salt Lake

  5. 55
    Ginger says:

    Dear Beth and all:
    I have been praying for all of you during Ike’s determination to create havoc in everyone’s life. I’m praising God that He who created the winds and the rain will also show His omnipotence in the response of fellow believers who reach out to help so many in need. Our ladies group is thankful for you and your ministry!

    Ginger in Alabama

  6. 56
    spl tchr says:

    Moores and Jones,
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! We have been praying for you and all of the Houstonians . God is still on the throne and I Believe God –thats what my Siesta Mama is teaching me.My 10 siesta are on the fourth week and God is blessing us as he opens our eyes to the many truths that he has for us in his precious word. We will continue to pray for all of you and I hope that you got milk and bread before you began waiting out the storm.

  7. 57
    Kristy says:

    Having gone through Katrina, and losing almost everything I own, I can so relate to this whole hurricane thing. It’s awful. I will be praying for you and the people of Houston and nearby towns. Hope ya’ll get to get back home soon, with power!

  8. 58
    ruthie says:

    Hey Sweet Girls,
    I am so glad to hear from you and to know that you all are safe. You and all of your families have been in my constant thoughts and prayers. What a mess a hurricane can make both of our material and emotional lives at times, but thanks to God nothing is so big that we can’t somehow get throughit. My prayers will continue to be with all of my Texas Siestas.
    God Bless
    Donna Hopkins

  9. 59
    cdrosenbalm says:

    Thanks so much for letting us know. I have been checking often since Sat. to see how you all were doing. We continue to pray for all of you and this area and are looking forward to hearing about many miracles God has done.

  10. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post. Continued prayers for all Houstonians. Lucky Billings Montana – they will have a wonderful weekend with you there!:) (They also have a gorgeous state.)
    Linda MI

  11. 61
    Shawn says:

    Dearest Mama Beth, You have been on my mind so much. Thank you, Jesus, that You have shown Yourself so mighty, both in the storm and in Your mercy. I pray for my sisters in Houston/Galveston. May they find You in the devastation that they are facing. You are our Deliverer and Redeemer. And thank you, Jesus, that what was meant for our harm, You have meant for our good. Only You can bring resurrection from destruction. Will pray for a speedy return for the Moores and Joneses to Houston. Love, Shawn

  12. 62
    *~*Pilgrim*~* says:

    So happy to have an update. Have been praying for all of you. What a blessing that things are all right for you.

  13. 63
    Jennifer Janes says:

    I am so glad to hear that all of you are okay. I have been praying fervently for all of those affected by Ike, including us!

    I am already praying about Billings and am glad to hear that Ike won’t affect your plans.

    I look forward to hearing good news about all of you getting back home and everyone having electricity and water restored!

    I am so glad we serve the Lord of the wind and the waves!

  14. 64
    Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife says:

    So glad your clan is safe and that your properties were spared. Pray you get to return home soon!

  15. 65
    Anonymous says:

    hey Beth and family,
    Thank you so much for letting us know you are all safe. I will keep your area families and churches in my prayers. I will be in Billings on Friday to see you, however if for some reason you needed to cancel because of ‘Ike’. I would get that. Blizzards are what we have in Wyoming but nothing beats the devastation from a hurricane. I will also pray for your safe travel this week and the Lord to bless you in preparation for our Spirit journey and what God has to say to me.
    Love to you all and All you other Siestas in Texas my love to you.

    Darcie L. Sheridan Wyoming

  16. 66
    Pajama Mama says:

    I’ve been checking yours and Amanda’s blog for a little update and so glad to finally get one. I am glad you all are safe and your property damage is minimal….but def feel for your staff members who stayed behind. We’ll continue to pray for you all…


  17. 67
    Mary Anne says:

    Not to worry.You know y our siestas are praying for everyone. At our church today we also prayed for everyone in Texas hit by Ike. Praise God always that’s for sure. Glad to hear ya’ll are safe. Keep us posted and we’ll definitely continue to pray as always. Many blessings, Mary Anne from Colorado Springs

  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    So glad to hear you got out of Houston!
    Glad to hear you going to Billings!
    Beth, my church in Mooresville NC wants to come down to help-any idea of what ………
    Well, as you said, you really don’t know what is happening -so could you please keep us posted of needs in Houston or Gal or even more to LA-
    We want to help and just need places to stay so that we can work-
    or maybe hook us up with a church!
    praise God you and your family are OK!
    please keep us posted!

  19. 69
    Erin says:

    I am so glad you’re fine, Beth Moore and company!! I prayed for you!

  20. 70
    PamN says:

    We are praying for all those affected by Ike. I know God allows these things so we learn to trust him and some will suffer loss. Thankfully it is not the kind of loss that threatens our salvation! I know we have it so much easier nowadays. Imagine if we did not have advance warning!

  21. 71
    mizbitz says:


    Glad to hear you are all ok. I know that there will be many who are hurting after Ike… We will be praying for those who are now facing the clean up efforts. I will be praying for courage to face the difficult task ahead, patience as you wait for those who will be helping you (insurance folks, contractors and so forth) and for peace as each deals with their specific loss.

    We have walked this road before with Isabel on the East Coast, so we certainly feel your pain.

    Much love and lots of prayers!

  22. 72
    Kathie Thompson says:

    Praise our Lord! So glad to see your post. ABBA is answering prayers and He shall continue. To Him be the glory. Stay safe! Love to you all.

  23. 73
    anm says:

    Praise GOD, Almighty, He is! I am so glad to hear you are well! Will keep all in prayer. And when I read that this does not affect your MT trip my throat closed up and tears of joy and relief sprang to my eyes! My precious girlfriends and I had our first Stepping Up meeting tonight and afterward coordinated our trip to Billings on Friday. We are beside ourselves with excitement for this time with each other and you! We are in Miles City, MT. It is east of Billings. May our good and sovereign God bless you and keep you! In Him, xoxoxo, Adrian

  24. 74
    Cinde says:

    You all have been in my thoughts and prayers. A gentleman from our church here in Colorado had a sister in Bridge City. She didn’t evacuate and had to be rescued by helicopter yesterday. She was taken to San Antonio with only the clothes on her back. I don’t think she has any money. He is considering driving down to get her so please remember them in your prayers. Love you all and glad that you are safe!

  25. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for your update–I’ve been thinking about you each time I see headlines about Ike. We are in Bolivia–in a bit of a different kind of crisis if you’ve seen those headlines! Anyway, praying for you and glad you are safe. God is SO GOOD–all the time.

  26. 76
    Smileyface says:

    Have been thinking and praying for you all. Will continue to send them yer way. God be with you….

  27. 77
    SHELL says:

    It’s hard to request considering my request seems unnnecessary compared to what everyone’s experiencing with Ike- but please pray for me- it’s been 11 years of waiting on the seed–an unfaithful husband, a child hurt severely- praise God he is ok- financial burdens, and yes much more–so please pray that my heart can be drawn back to Christ- i’ve been off the blog for a year and miss it–but my spirit is weary and my soul is aching for the dissappointment to wain. Thanks Beth for your perseverence and faith. Love, Shell

  28. 78
    Anonymous says:

    So glad you are OK. Thanks for keeping us updated. As we were in the path of Katrina I understand how you feel. God bless you, we are praying for you. Glenda Sinclair, McComb, MS

  29. 79
    Dianne says:

    So good to hear from you and thankful to hear that your damage was minimal. We used to live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and certainly have experienced many hurricanes, so our hearts are tendered to those who come in the pathway of those storms. We will continue to pray for the victims of Ike as everyone begins the clean up/rebuilding process. Hope you get the green light soon! Love you all bunches!

  30. 80
    helene says:

    Continuing to pray for all that have lost property and have been through so much with this storm. I praise the Lord the LP ministry building is okay. I watched through the early morning hours on Sunday; watching the Fox news anchor clinging to the palm tree in Galveston, and it reminded me to keep praying for all the dear sisters in TX… I pray for their strength and patience as many will begin the clean up, and for those without power and water… God be with you!!

  31. 81
    PJ says:

    Praying for all of you!!!

  32. 82
    Sheri says:

    So glad to hear you and your family are OK. May God be praised!

    Sheri in NC

  33. 83
    Retta says:

    God’s peace be with you and His mercy with the affected…living through Katrina (I was in Pascagoula during her …4 ft for 5 hours wasn’t fun and worse was the two weeks after…then the months of recoop)I can empathize.

  34. 84
    Sherri says:

    I know this comment won’t be posted till ya’ll get your internet, but I want you to know I’ve been praying for you like crazy! And I won’t stop anytime soon!
    Thanks for updating us and letting us know how things are going.

  35. 85
    Stephanie says:

    So glad your family is safe & your property had minimal Damage! Praise the Lord!! I've been praying & will keep it up!

  36. 86
    DQ Nana says:

    So great to hear from you!! Blessed be God you are all safe and together!

    Love, DQ Nana

  37. 87
    JoAnn D says:

    Dear Beth & family: What a joy to hear some news and know that you're doing well. I live in Norfolk, VA and we were here without power for 9 days after Isabel. It was a very sanctifying experience! I still don't like candles!
    May the Lord bless and keep His hand on all our dear brothers & sisters in the great state of Texas.

  38. 88
    Anonymous says:

    So glad for the update and the news. You’ve all been in my prayers! Susan in California

  39. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Hi Miss Beth,

    I am so glad [and yes, I do mean jumping up and down glad] that most of Y’all were able to get out of the Houston area !!!

    However, I have several friends who live to the NW of downtown Houston, and they were forced to ride it out.

    And, although they are praising God that their homes are okay [for those people that I was able to talk to, anyways], they are having to deal with being without both electricity and water ! Eeks!

    But, they are sisters in Christ, so I am praying that they can stay strong throughout this ordeal…

    Love in Christ Jesus,


    Southern Wisconsin

  40. 90
    djwoodenshoes says:

    Praise the LORD for many blessings!
    Many prayers also.
    Love you guys at LPM and prayerfully, everything will be put back together fairly fast!

  41. 91
    Carol Detweiler says:

    Dear Beth,
    Thanks so much for posting this … I have been wondering about you so much – between watching your DVD’s at home while I work and doing your study on Psalms at Sunday School, you have been heavy on my mind. I’ve been praying for you all in southeastern Texas. (We’ve been watching on the internet here in Oklahoma.) I’m so thankful you all are safe – I’m sure the next weeks and months will be quite a time of reaching out to your neighbors … loving your neighbors … I’ll be praying that as you do so, they will see Christ in you.
    Carol Detweiler, Corn, OK

  42. 92
    S says:


    So glad you, your family, and loved ones are all ok. All those touched by the hurricane are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Blessings to you.

  43. 93
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues

    Keeping all the Houstonians and people of this blessed state in our daily prayers!

    We Californians are uplifting you.

    With “Heaven Bound” blessings,

  44. 94
    Jesus Disciple says:


    He is too awesome for words!

    Thank you, Beth, for taking the time to give us a much-wanted report!

    We will keep everyone in our continual prayers.

    In Him completely,
    jean dean <><

  45. 95
    annie's eyes says:

    I’m giving thanks for his everlasting love this morning, for his provision, for his amazing joy that he sets before us. We didn’t make it back to Houston last evening from the airport, but as God would provide, there was a nice hotel right in the airport. We slept well last night and at 3:53 a.m. (CST) we are sitting in the airport awaiting our flight back to Houston. We slept well (all 4 hours) and the best part was I showered and had coffee so I feel like I can take on the day (or night) No telling what awaits us, (no gas, no power, no water so far and some flooding,) but we have been blessed once again to know His ever-catching, ever-preserving Hand–and the best time this weekend with friends–how sweet is that! Love,

  46. 96
    Alyson says:

    Beth, I am so thankful that you and yours are safe…lifting up those whose homes and lives are impacted by the damage…thanks for letting us know that your family is all right.

  47. 97
    EstherRD says:

    Praise the Lord!
    We are praying for South Texas hard in DFW! Take care, be safe and God bless all of you down there.
    Love from Hurst, TX
    Esther White

  48. 98
    Cynthia says:

    So glad you and your family are safe. You and the rest of your Houstonians have been in my prayers!

  49. 99
    Mom of Eleven says:

    thank you for the update. I have been wondering how everything turned out! I feel so hurt for everyone in Texas, and I am praying for continued safety and support from the nation.

  50. 100
    Gaila in FL says:

    Living in hurricane alley in Fl I sympathize greatly with the recovery process. My prayers are with you. I want to thank you so much for your faithfulness in presenting the word. I was in Las Vagas and my head is still reeling!

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