Yesterday morning, hundreds of thousands of our neighbors to the west awoke to view the devastation of their homes, their businesses, church buildings, and all the things that make life familiar and comfortable. In less than 24 hours, their world changed. Some for weeks or months; others may never return to normal.
As assessments continue to be made concerning the extent of the damage in the panhandle of Florida and beyond, we respond prayerfully for the lives impacted by this horrific storm. Soon, however, we will be called upon to mobilize and assist the Disaster Relief efforts that have already begun to some degree. You will be asked, in the near future, to volunteer time, effort and finances to help rebuild.
This is the time for us to show the state of Florida and the nation what the Body of Christ really is. By your response with us to this disaster, we can minister to the hurting and those who have lost so much in property and livelihood. We can show up and be the hands and feet of Jesus in this time.
Please consider giving generously to Florida Baptist Disaster relief to assist in the rebuilding of the panhandle. This wonderful ministry is already on the ground preparing meals, providing shelter, and giving hope to the thousands of lives impacted yesterday. And when the call comes, please prayerfully consider going with a team for a few days or longer if possible to put feet to our faith. There will be opportunities for trained and untrained volunteers.
It is our time to serve. It is our time to show our God is greater….even than the worst of storms and the darkest of days.
PRAY FOR THE PANHANDLE