Hello all, I wanted to offer you an update.
On a Labor Day weekend with many of our church family away, the grace of God was made evident through your generosity. We were able to collect a total of $5,075 for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief. Praise the Lord!
Thank you for your hospitality, compassion and generosity toward the hurting and displaced in southeast Texas. You never cease to amaze me with your love, WCC. I also want to sing the praises of our Shepherds and thank them for their faithful leadership to present this opportunity to us. I’ve served with enough churches and have enough friends in vocational ministry to know that not all congregations have shepherds that will make decisions like this in fear that the general offering will be short-changed. It didn’t even come up as a concern with our leadership. I’ve come to believe that this is one of the reasons why God blesses WCC so abundantly. I pray we always honor our Lord faithfully and courageously, especially in moments like these. We are blessed to have these Shepherds watch over us and lead us onward in God’s mission. And I know they count themselves blessed to serve you!
Let’s continue to pray for the healing of our neighbors in southeast Texas. Let’s pray for the shalom of God to overwhelm the hopelessness and confusion. Let’s pray for the Church to rise up with self-giving love expressed through hospitality, generosity, and compassion, and a willingness to put our hands to work on their behalf. Let’s pray so we can discern if we, any of us in WCC, are to be answer to these prayers.
I have included a link to an update from CRF (Christian Relief Fund) concerning their efforts. You can access it here. I am very thankful for their work.
Have a grace-filled week as you discern what the Spirit is doing within you and out ahead of you in the lives of those you’ll cross each day.