Husband and wife Al and Vivian Robinson, who serve as pastors at the Spirit of Truth Urban Ministry in New York’s Buffalo, rescued 154 people amidst severe snowstorms during the holiday season. The couple gave shelter to those impacted by the storm in their church. They initially planned to celebrate Christmas with their children at home but ended up helping others by providing shelter at their church.
Christian Headlines reports:
A married couple who serves as pastors is being hailed as heroes for rescuing 154 people during severe snowstorms in Buffalo, New York, during the Christmas season.
As reported by CBN News, pastors Al and Vivian Robinson of Spirit of Truth Urban Ministry in Buffalo opened their church doors to those who had been affected by the storms.
Al Robinson noted that his church was the only place at the time that continued to have power.
“I’ll never forget asking my wife, ‘Why do you suppose God gave us power and didn’t give other people power? I mean, why did he choose us?’” he told NewsNation in a recent interview. “And then five hours later, I discovered exactly why our church still had power.”
While the Robinsons originally planned to spend Christmas at home with their nine visiting children, the couple ended up serving many people at their church.
“We just jumped into action and was able to deliver up to 154 people to the church, to not freeze to death,” Al Robinson told CNN. “I wish that I could say that for everyone.”
The Robinsons provided food from their home as well as beds and mattresses for those who stayed at their church. They said that their faith in God gave them the ability to help people.
According to Today, the Robinsons served about two weeks of food initially purchased to feed their family.
The couple also provided beds and mattresses for people to use while they stayed at the church.
Al Robinson attributed the ability to help those in need to his faith in God.
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