Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hurricane Isaac: An Opportunity for Churches to Work Together

On August 28th Hurricane Isaac started coming ashore in Louisiana. The eye of the storm traveled directly over the city of Houma where I grew up.

Last week a report was released showing that Hurricane Issac damaged 59,000 homes.
This is an excellent opportunity for Christians to work together, for the Church, Jesus Christ's bride, to meet human needs and help people recovering from the storm.

Here's an idea: Your church can partner with a church in Lousiana to help people that lost their homes, or lacked hurricane insurance and have been unable to have basic maintenance performed on their homes.

Perhaps your denomination's missions board is involved in disaster relief and you could contact them and ask what kind of help they need.

Last week the North American Mission Board reported, "With the American Red Cross completing feeding operations the Louisiana Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have turned their attentions to helping homeowners clean out their flooded homes."


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