Pastor loses house, possessions — A call for help from his brothers (and sisters).

lifeTogetherUPDATE – the first goal met, we are trying to raise $25,000.

Dear Readers of BJS,

Please consider this opportunity to show love for an LCMS pastor who recently lost his home and possessions.


From Pr. Gaven Mize, co-editor of Alien Righteousness Blog who has been overseeing the fundraising:

On Tuesday (April 29th) the worst flood that they had had in generations ripped through Pensacola destroying houses, flooding out cars, and has killed 36 people across seven states.  It rained 26 in’ in less than 24hrs and the rain in the houses were waist high.  In that flood a dear friend, Rev. Randy Blankschaen (Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Penscola, FL) and his wife Lydia lost everything.  The house is ruined, the cars are ruined, the clothes are ruined, and the cats are missing.  The only thing that didn’t get completely destroyed is the clothes that they are wearing. And the insurance company isn’t going to cover anything.  We are starting with the goal of $10,000 though the value of what was lost is much, much greater.  Please give as you’re able to give to this servant of Christ who selflessly serves his flock in Pensacola at Immanuel Lutheran Church

Please consider giving by clicking here.


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