All of our hearts have been broken seeing the images and hearing the stories coming out of devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in South Texas. When we tuck our children into bed at night, our thoughts can’t help but drift to the thousands who have been displaced and the long road to recovery this area of our country will face. Many of us want to jump on the quickest form of transportation and go out there and do something… So what is our response?
First, we must pray and look to the Lord. Psalm 46:1-2, says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.”
-Pray for those who are in need of rescue.
-Pray for all the emergency responders - safety, strength, courage and compassion.
-Pray the sustained response to this long term recovery.
-Pray that through all of this, the Faith community will be a beautiful picture of the “hands and feet” of Jesus.
Second, as a Church we are making a donation out of our Kingdom Missions Offering. So, if you support our Kingdom Missions your money is already going to help!
Third, Some of you may want to give individually and directly. Our North American Missions Board ensures that 100% of the donations they receive go directly to disaster relief efforts through their SEND relief division. You can give directly through the link below.
Lastly, there will come a time to put boots on the ground! We are already on the list with our Southern Baptist Disaster Relief efforts to send a team when the time comes. Please contact Pastor Kevin Taylor at if you are interested in going. Teams normally serve on the ground from Sunday to Sunday.
Those of us who have lived in Florida have a real understanding of the long road to recovery. With reports of over 49 inches of rain, the devastation is so widespread and just incredible. We need to continue to pray that the Faith community in Texas and around the world to truly show and shine the hope that is only found in Jesus!
Striving Together for the Gospel,
FBCNaples Pastoral Team