Hurricane Harvey Relief
Many of you have watched as I have, the disaster that has unfolded in Texas. Words such as “epic” and “unprecedented” are being used to describe an event many of us have never even imagined we would see unfold in our lifetime.
It has been heartbreaking to watch as families find their way to the nearest shelter where they will receive much-needed assistance at least temporarily.
1 John 3:17 says this; If anyone with earthly possessions sees his brother in need, but withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God abide in him?
Now, we know of course that we are not able to meet every need that comes our way, and while we cannot do “everything”, I believe all of us can do “something”.
We are in contact with a ministry on the ground in Houston that will be providing us with a family that we will adopt and care for until their lives have stabilized. We should have more detailed information in the next week or so.
Our greatest desire is to share the love of Jesus with people, yet that often comes first through the sharing of some tangible gift which in turn helps the person to turn away from a feeling of hopelessness and begin to focus on the task ahead of rebuilding their lives.
This can be, and I believe will be, a time for the church of Jesus Christ to shine His love into the darkness of the moment.
Matt 25:40 says, and the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'
Most of all, please continue to pray for those impacted by this event and thank you so much for
your generous prayers and support!
- Pastor Ken