09/07/17 Filed in: President
At the time I’m writing this Hurricane Harvey has swept across Texas and is working its way across the southeastern U.S. leaving a path of destruction and massive flooding in its wake. And, by the time you read this, Hurricane Irma may have done something similar.
As you have already been informed via email, Facebook, website, etc., World Ministry Fellowship has a Hurricane Assistance Fund to help those in our fellowship, as well as possibly others outside of WMF. When Hurricane Katrina hit several years ago we were able to help several at that time, similarly we reactivated this special fund to do the same now.
When we refer to ourselves as “WMF family” we try to back up our words with action. It is hard to express the helpless feeling you get when faced with the nearly overwhelming task of managing clean-up, displacement, replacement, rebuild, insurance claims, etc., etc. But when you have God to cast all your care on and a good faith family to back you up, the burden is lightened and encouragement comes. That’s one of the greatest blessings of being a part of the Body of Christ. We are not alone!
One more thing to consider – as the news cycle moves onto other stories that make big headlines, the long, tedious process of clean-up and restoration will continue on for many months, even years in many cases. We must remember to keep on praying and even giving monetary gifts to help those who continue in this process.
Here in Missouri where I live, we have had four floods in the last eight years so we know a little about these things, but our experience pales in comparison to what has occurred in Texas and other places as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Storms in this life (even literal ones!) should cause us to simply look to our God who is able to “do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). And one way He does that is to reminds us…
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7
Now, that’s the best way to calm the storm, no matter how big!