John on September 27, 2005 at 1:20 pm
I’ve decided to do a roundup of some of the stories coming out of Louisiana about the church’s contribution to relief efforts. God, working through his people, has had a significant impact. Since we’re not given credit in the media for things like this very often, I think we should note it when we are.
I’ll start with this story of a 100 member church that has cared for 100 evacuees. Read it here.
Here’s another story coming out of the Ozarks. News-Leader.com | Local News
Here’s a really good one from Mississippi. This church has created a tent city where volunteers can prepare food for the people living in their sanctuary. Check out this snippet:
Mike Dunn and other members of the group are operating a mobile kitchen from St. Paul and will be rotating crews in and out of the church for six weeks.
“We have always wanted to do something like this, and this is the first chance we have had to do something of this magnitude,” Dunn says.
“We’ve always wanted to do something like this…” That is the heart of a Christian making it into the papers.
Okay one more out of the Tyler Telegraph. This covers the activity of several Church groups including Youth With a Mission. Here’s another great quote:
Colonial Hills opened for shelter relief at 10 a.m. and was at over-capacity with more than 200 evacuees within hours, equaling the largest amount of any shelter in the city. The experience was “electrifying” for the church of about 650 members, said Calaway. [Ed. Note - This is a Seabreeze size church!]
“The entire church rallied to provide bedding, chairs, pillows, food, and even medical assistance. The East Texas Food Bank got food to us. The Red Cross said they could help us with security, but we’d essentially be on our own, and would that be all right? We said, “we’re up to it, we can do it.”
It was electrifying! I’m telling you, only in the kingdom can you find people like that. God’s glory is undeniable in this. There are so many more stories. I’ll post them tonight or tomorrow.
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