Standing with the people of Houston
Living in Florida, we are very aware of the devastating effects of hurricanes. We also know that the worst part really isn’t the actual hurricane itself, but the rain, tornadoes, and flooding that come with it. A few days ago, Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast Region were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. Whole communities have lost their homes due to the vast flooding. Some analysts are saying the damage caused has already surpassed that of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
As the Church, it is our responsibility to help.
We want to do our part. Beginning today, we are asking our church family to help support the rebuilding effort. All donations collected, will be dispersed to trusted entities that can immediately get help to people in need in Houston and the surrounding areas. One of the groups we will be sending a portion of these funds to is the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC). We are also in conversations with local churches in the Houston area that may need direct funding and we will disburse funds to help them as well.
How Can We Help?
Storms like Harvey are an unfortunate reality. There have been many heartbreaking stories coming from Houston and that we’ve seen on TV over the past few days.
However, we serve a sovereign God. A God who has great power to turn tragedy into triumph.
In the aftermath of this storm, we are also seeing people coming together to help one another. Petty divisions die when we focus on helping those who hurt. This spirit is the backbone of our country and, I believe, a glimmer of hope that God will move in mighty ways despite this tragedy.