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'Our Whole Community Banded Together': Light of Jesus Shining Bright in This Harvey-Ravaged Town

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While Houston is beginning to dry out,

other parts of the state are still under water.

CBN's national security correspondent, Erik Rosales,

brings us that part of the story.

ERIK ROSALES: The sun may be out, and the rain has stopped,

but the cleanup effort is just beginning.

We are in League City, Texas, and you

can see how high the water got on a lot of these homes,

nearly to the roof line, if not more.

CLIFFTON LACABYKBE: --The dining room right here,

and we had to take all the wood floor up in here.

ERIK ROSALES: Four feet of water came

flowing into the home of the Lacabykbes,

but they still say God is good, as their family all

made it through.

CLIFFTON LACABYKBE: It is, it's hard.

But we have all our family members came over and help.

So we're fine, we're fine.

Lord protected us.

VERONICA LACAKYKBE: He's blessed,

and here we are to talk about it.

51 and 1/2 years of married.

So we're blessed.

ERIK ROSALES: This is one of the things that we're seeing.

Family after family are just trying

to go through their items.

One of the items that they are trying to salvage are pictures.

MANDY COURRIER: All of the neighborhood right

here has just rallied together and we're happy.

ERIK ROSALES: Mandy Courrier couldn't

be more proud of her husband.

He used his fishing boat to save lives,

including Danielle Simpson.

DANIELLE SIMPSON: You see these stories

of people getting caught up in the waters and dying.

And we're alive and we're here.

And that's god.

ERIK ROSALES: My photographer, Mario Gonzales and I,

nearly got caught in those waters,

as we tried to make it into flooded Beaumont.

Oh lord, please help us.

Get us through this.

Get us through this, lord.

Please, please, please, please, please.

ERIK ROSALES: The roads in and out of the city look like this.

Water flowed near the hood of our SUV,

but we eventually made it across.

We decided to continue our fight another day,

and give it 24 hours for the flood waters to recede.

We want to thank the good folks over

at First Baptist Church in Hampshire, Texas

for putting us up for the night and feeding us.

BOB THEWMAN: All these people do is give back.

A lot of these people who have lost their homes,

their houses are under water.

ERIK ROSALES: You said 90% of them

that are working in the kitchen right now

BOB THEWMAN: 90% of the people in the kitchen.

MARK BERTRAND: Definitely serve a loving God and a giving God.

And this community here is an awesome community.

People talk about, oh I'm going to move from here.

I don't care where you go, you're not going to find it.

JODY THEWMAN: This community has pulled together so much,

that everybody helps one another.

We are really-- we were on an island, nobody could get in,

and nobody could get out, and God provided so much food,

so much water.

It was truly amazing.

ERIK ROSALES: Jeff Burdick sells insurance in the area.

He says with Hampshire, only 18 miles from the Gulf,

most homeowners have wind damage insurance, but less than 20%

carry flood insurance.

But together, this Texas community

says they will do like Jesus, and serve one another.

The lights may be out here in the sanctuary,

but the spirit of Jesus is shining bright.

From Hampshire, Texas Erik Rosales, CBN News.

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