Counselor raising money for Bibles for flood, tornado victims

Columbus counselor, police chaplain and former Republic Faith columnist Nita Evans is raising money by Dec. 15 for Bibles for Kentucky flood victims and western Kentucky tornado victims from last year.

Evans does natural disaster relief work as a volunteer twice a year, using her expertise in emotional and spiritual trauma. She also has spent years offering free counseling to those in active ministry.

She just returned from spending three weeks in eastern Kentucky, where she witnessed some of the aftermath of severe devastation spread among at least seven counties after the summer flooding.

“My heart aches for the thousands of good people in Kentucky, many of whom are followers of Jesus Christ and have lost everything including their Bibles,” Evans said. “Many victims have little or no resources to replace anything lost.

“God has impressed upon me to raise funds to replace the Bibles that have been destroyed.”

She is working with the vice president of the Kentucky Gideons International “to get Bibles into the hands of everyone who would like to have one,” as she put it.

Also included in the fund will be the 13 counties in western Kentucky where Evans worked in May.

“They are still suffering greatly from the tornadoes that hit,” Evans said.

She added that Gideons already provided Bibles to 500 people alone just in one hard-hit county.

Evans called getting Scriptures to others a “huge endeavor.”

Here are details of how you can help:

Donors can send a check no later than Dec. 15 for any amount payable to: Gideons International. In the memo section write: Hoosiers Love Kentuckians, and send it to radio stations WYGS and The Bridge, 825 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201.