about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA


Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995


Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)

Children:
Jacob
Hope

quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:


blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
Southern Baptist Blog Aggregator

favorite links

dmbc
my parents ministry
starbucks
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

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listening [to]


building 429: rise


chris tomlin: live from austin music hall


various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia


fusebox: once again


passion: How Great Is Our God


storyside:b : everything and more


delirious?: the mission bell


hillsong united: look to you



 

Monday, May 22, 2006

Overwhelmed....

We made the 12 hour trip from from Charlotte to New Orleans. We stopped in Mobile to show our guys the attik. We hope build something like that in that in Charlotte. I said hello to the secretaries. It was great to see my former assistant Soupie and my intern Neil. Greg and Mike were cranking up the band and Joe Kennedy dropped by too--I was excited to see all of them. As we entered New Orleans my heart sank. I felt like I was in a third world country. We drove along I-10 and tears filled my eyes. Our van was silent as we drove thru the city. I still can't put into words how terrible it is here and it is 8 months after Katrina. Our family had a lot of damage in Mobile, but nothing compared to this!!!! I felt like I do when I watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition except it isn't one house it is an entire city! Linda the NAMB missionary who runs the Rachel Sims Baptist Mission that is housing told us so many stories about the hurting people in the city. Edgewater is ministering to this city along with other faith based ministries. I'm looking forward to meeting Jason Sampler tomorrow. I would encourage anyone that can to hook up with Jason and Edgewater and come down and help these people. The need is great but our God is greater. I hope to give a report of Day 1 tomorrow. Pray for us!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/22/2006 10:39:00 PM

3 Comments:

Blogger Dorcas said...

Kevin -

How did the Rachel Sims Baptist Mission hold up during the storm? I went with my college group on a mission trip to New Orleans several years ago and part of what we did was fixing up the building and the park across the street. We also did bible lessons for kids in the park. It was one of the hardest working, most fulfilling weeks of my life. I can still remember being on my hands and knees with a toothbrush cleaning the floorboards of the first floor restroom. Thanks for providing that little detail ... it helps to have a mental picture of where you are ... I don't know why, but it makes my prayers feel more connected somehow.

Tell your team I am praying. Work hard, rest well, get up the next day and work hard again.

5/22/2006 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Dorcas,

Actually Rachel Sims did well. Their roof was damaged and it needs some work but they were a few blocks from being flooded. The park looks great across the street. Thanks for your prayers.

5/22/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger TJ said...

Kevin--
I served as a Summer Missionary in New Orleans in 1996 at Carver Baptist Center. Carver is Rachel Sims' little brother about 11 blocks upriver in the uptown district. Any word on how it was affected? We had two teams that summer in New Orleans, ours at Carver and the other at Rachel Sims. My love for that community is strong. And our prayers are with you as you work.

5/23/2006 01:12:00 PM  

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