CHURCHES ARE UNITING TOGETHER TO BETTER HELP VICTIMS OF THE TEXAS FLOOD; HERE’S HOW YOU CAN JOIN THEIR EFFORTS

DEAR APOSTOLIC FRIENDS

Together, we can accomplish more than we can individually. And we can do it through respected ministries you can trust to meet the needs that exist rather than through secular organizations that do good work but receive government funding. These churches and ministries rely on donations from people like you and me who want to help.

The devastation in southeast Texas is unprecedented. It’s been called an 800-year flood. The damage is beyond description. Many people have lost everything.

Thankfully, we have a safety net in this country, and the government will step in to help. But the government can’t do everything, and whatever it does involves paperwork and often, delays. Yet Christians are also responding and showing the love of Jesus—and can fill in the gaps more quickly for those who need it.

Long after the other agencies are gone, churches will be there, still helping people.  Christians are coming together to assist in many ways. “It’s a new narrative,” . “It’s a Church united for a nation divided. It’s an opportunity for the Church to really be a city on a hill.”

If you experienced this type of disaster, you would appreciate people helping. Now is the chance for us to reach out and make a real difference. I hope everyone reading this will do something.

Together, we can accomplish more than we can individually. And we can do it through respected ministries you can trust to meet the needs that exist rather than through secular organizations that do good work but receive government funding. These churches and ministries rely on donations from people like you and me who want to help.

Remember, Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35b). My prayer is that thousands of you will donate tens of thousands of dollars. If you’re a pastor, maybe you can take up an offering at your next service and send it to one of these ministries. Let’s remember these and the many others who are working so hard to help those who have lost so much.

ALL FUNDS COLLECTED ON THIS SITE WILL GO TO HELP THE UPC CHURCH IN GALVESTON TEXAS