Journal Entry

Friday, August 15, 2003

"Last one out, turn out the lights."

Shayne Thomas 8/14/03

POWERLESS!!!!! It's almost unbelievable, but the mega-metropolis that has been our "home" since December became completely powerless in the largest black out in history. At home, this would have been an inconvenience, but in NYC it would have been an absolutely horrible, miserable experience filled with chaos and fear for our family!! Friends, in intense heat, stuck in subways, elevators, and walking for miles. God richly blessed The Thomas Team as we drove out of NYC just hours before the black out which affected 50 million people from seven states and Canada. (Thank you, Lord!!!!!) The following is an email I sent to my family and close friends back in Ohio late Thursday night so that they would not worry about us thinking that we were admist the chaos.