What Hurricane Katrina Taught This Spirit-Filled Pastor About Faith

Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans in August 2005. (Wikimedia Commons)

Pastor Michael Green led a thriving Spirit-filled church in New Orleans before what he calls the "evil woman" came through and changed the lives of Green and his family forever.

That evil woman was Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

The storm destroyed their 170 square-foot church, as it did many others, and Green and his congregation had to start from scratch. With the help he received from many national ministries, he began to see God's goodness and mercy in a different light. And now, the pastor of LifeGate Church in Metairie, Louisiana, says he embraces God's call of "building Christ into every life."

"With Hurricane Katrina, we and many believers that went through it understand that God would navigate them through that storm," Green told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "When I started preaching again, I knew these people were suffering.

"I spent six weeks going through the story of Joseph and talking about undeserved tragedy, what the devil intended for evil and how God would turn it around for His good. I began to encourage people and speak blessing to them. And now, I try to speak encouragement in every avenue and everywhere I go."

For the rest of Michael Green's testimony, listen to the podcast at the top of this article.

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