I am sure you are, like me, horrified at what Hurricane Harvey has done to Houston. Without sounding trite, it seems to be a flood of biblical proportions for that section of the country. I have been moved deeply as I see the pictures of suffering.
A number of people have asked if we are going to do anything to help those who have been affected by the hurricane.
The short answer is YES.
We are going to look to do something “smaller” right away. And we will take some time to consider a more strategic investment of our resources and help.
In the next week, we are taking action to lend immediate aid to those in Texas. In addition, we are taking time to pursue a more strategic investment for bigger impact to all those affected.
The United States government and the Christian church have learned a lot about responding to disasters and providing both relief and long-term help. Living Word was very involved in Hurricane Katrina relief and we will be involved again.
When disaster strikes, everyone has high levels of concern and initial interest. A lot of energy is generated. Then, like many other things, it fades …