Monday, August 28, 2017

Practical Ways For Christians To Help Hurricane Victims

(Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey. Photos by Lt. Zachary West , 100th MPAD)

Tens of thousands of men, women and children are suffering because of the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Many of us have lived through natural disasters, and we know how personally difficult these days are. Many of us haven't, but we are still broken hearted by the situation. We all want to do something. What can we do?

PRAY - Pray now, pray often, and don't stop praying. The most difficult time for survivors is coming. As the shock and adrenaline wear off, reality sets in and rebuilding has to take place. It doesn't get easier for victims of natural disasters. It gets harder, so keep praying.

GIVE - Thousands of rescue workers are already there, like the Texas National Guardsman above, and most of those are already funded by our tax dollars. Thousands of relief workers are staging to do mud-out, debris removal, and bring meals and other supplies to victims. Most of the disaster relief that happens is not funded by our taxes, but by our contributions.

GIVE TO KINGDOM WORK - If you Google disaster relief, you'll find any number of ways to contribute financially. There is America Cares, American Red Cross, Federal Disaster Assistance, and others. While they are all worth and all help, your concern as a Christian is not just to provide food, clothing and shelter, but to also provide Christ, His love, and His Gospel to those in need.

So, consider giving to one of these organizations who will also Pray for, Care for, and Share the Gospel with disaster victims.  All you have to do is click on the name and it will take you to their website.

BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF

SAMARITAN'S PURSE RELIEF

SALVATION ARMY RELIEF

GO - Honestly it's too late for you to go and be part of the initial response to Hurricane Harvey, but it's not too late for you to help in person. If you're interested in being part of a team that will go and help rebuild, contact our church. As soon as those plans are in place, we will connect you with a team. 

Call Calvary Baptist Church, Many, Louisiana, 318-256-2871, or
Email calvarymany@gmail.com




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