Hurricane Harvey Relief

Dear Congregation,

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc with many of our PCA brothers and sisters in Texas. We would like for you to consider a financial gift to help with their needs. We will receive gifts for the next 3 Sundays (9-3, 9-10,& 9-17)  If you will please note on your checks Hurricane Harvey Relief we will provide these gifts and pray with great expectation of how they will be used in the Texas area.There will also be envelopes in the church foyer, located on the table with the coffee cups, if you would like to contribute with cash. Please read the report from MNA that was reported on Monday and thank you in advance for your prayers for God’s people.

The situation in Texas has gone from bad to worse. As of Monday August 28, we know of at least 25 PCA families that have had their homes flooded; that number will rise significantly over the next few days.  At least two PCA physical plants have flooding and the flooded area is growing by the minute.  Harvey is forecast to be back over water just offshore of the coast during the next couple of days and there is potential for re-strengthening.  We have received reports that some PCA folks are awaiting rescue as the water continues to rise; another 25” of rain or more is predicted over the next few days.

MNA Disaster Response continues to consult with leaders in TX and will continue to be until we can get into the area to assess how we might respond with them. Flooded roadways are preventing access at the time with no movement in or out. However, MNA will begin sending mobile bunkhouses, shower trailers and other equipment into the area over the next few days to standup relief operations by pre-positioning this large equipment just outside of the hardest hit areas so that we can move in as soon as safe access is permitted. MNA is working with leaders to determine the best strategic host sites.

For now, please do the following to support your denominational relief efforts:

  1. Pray for relief from the storm and for those being rescued and affected by this storm.
  2. Give generously.
  3. Send relief supplies & equipment.
  4. Prepare to GO.