Update on Disaster Relief Efforts for Houston, TX

This information is via the Disaster Relief website. More can be read by visiting and reading the latest posting on their homepage. This is only a highlight I think worth mentioning.

Congregations that have already received shipments:

  • North Bay Church of Christ in Portland, TX
  • Woodsboro Church of Christ in Woodsboro, TX
  • 5th Ward Church of Christ in Houston, TX … forwarded to Sulphur, Louisiana

Congregations with shipments pending:

  • Central Church of Christ, Victoria, TX
  • 5th Ward Church of Christ, Houston, TX
  • Brookshire Church of Christ, Brookshire, TX
  • Deer Park Church of Christ, Deer Park, TX
  • Lakewood Church of Christ, Baytown, TX

Retail value of each shipment is approximately $95,000.

A thought worth considering:

Even though the media may leave in a day or a week or so, we will be working behind the scenes with the Church of Christ congregations in the area to help these families get back on their feet. We can’t do everything, for everyone, but we can show that the Church of Christ cares. We care for the well-being of all of God’s children, and we’re hoping that the churches we’re turning these supplies over to, so they can reach out to their neighbors, can touch some hearts, build some relationships, and during the process, bring some of the lost to Christ.

Do the math. No other work directly connected to the brotherhood is capable of taking on a task of this scope. I’m not trying to sound arrogant or dismissive, but this avenue represents the real red cross and actual salvation. And the people directly connected to the effort take their responsibility seriously.

If you or your congregation does not support this good work, please consider your personal participation, or (if you have congregational Bible study services on Wednesdays) try talking to the elders, or the congregation as a whole, this evening about supporting the efforts being made.

Good things are being done in the middle of terrible situations. And God, through the church and the gospel and works of love, is being the given the glory.

My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18 NKJV)

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