A note from Pastor Wes to Aloma Church:
I wanted to take some time out today before the storm arrives to share some words of encouragement with you, as well as plans for moving forward after the storm passes.
While we locked up our facilities and closed down in preparation for the storm, I thought of how easy it is to see the church as a “place”, a location. But we are the church.
16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? – 1 Corinthians 3:16
And the church stands together today, praying for protection and peace for fellow believers and for all mankind affected by this storm.
Storms are often the beginning of ministry.
Everything we do in ministry is focused on quelling the storms that surround us. Some of these storms are literal storms, some are personal battles, others oppression from the enemy. But let’s remember that every storm brings the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ.
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27
My family and I are preparing for the worst, hoping for the best. I am praying for you and with you during this time. Let all of us pray for our first responders as well.
A few things to note:
- Get storm updates – To receive emergency updates, text FLPREPARES to 888-777.
- Check in with us – Please keep checking our blog at alomachurch.org and on facebook for updates from our leadership team. You can visit these sites on your smartphone or by using a computer.
- Sunday church is happening – Even if there is a power outage or something else, we invite you to come together with us to worship. Sunday will happen at our regular schedule unless you hear otherwise. Should there be unforeseen circumstances, we will update you on our blog or via facebook.
- Pray for our first responders – There are lots of courageous men and women who will be patrolling the streets, looking to help people. We are grateful for our police, fire, military and all those who serve and protect.
- Pray for revival – Pray that God uses this event to see lives changed and restored by Jesus Christ. He is one who quiets the storms of our lives with a word.
39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 -Mark 4:39“
Blessed to be your Pastor,