Worst storm season ever?
That's what they say. And even if that's debatable, what's undeniable is that the people on the Gulf Coast of Texas, those in Florida, and in throughout the Carribean, including Puerto Rico, are suffering. Not to mention those in Mexico City. So we want to do three things: Pray, give, and go.
How can you pray? Start with the material and spiritual needs of the people whose lives have been upended by tropical storms. Pray for the local churches as they minister in the midst of the storm's wreckage. Pray for the guardsmen, firefighters, and law enforcement responders. And pray for the leaders at the local, state, and federal levels.
If you want to give, Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) is the best way to help. Our leaders are in direct contact with the head of Foursquare Disaster Relief and we're getting regular updates of their on-the-ground work through local churches. Eventually, the rebuilding efforts will begin and we're consulting—and praying about—how we as a church might help. For now, the best way to be involved is to support FDR's efforts. Here's helpful information from FDR about how to respond.