Churches, ministers need help urgently

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A note from Randel Everett:

Our churches need your help!

I have had the privilege to visit many of the sites throughout Texas that have been devastated by Hurricane Ike. Some had not yet recovered yet from Gustav. The need is great.

Many of our churches do not know when they will be able to return to their buildings. Can you imagine the loss of income to a church for weeks and possibly even months? Church members are displaced and many are without personal income. Some of our pastors and staff have already missed paychecks. Churches and institutions have sustained significant damage to buildings and property.

These storm ravaged communities are facing grief, frustrations and uncertainty about the future. How can we help?

— Prayer is our most important contribution and responsibility.

— Make financial contributions. The apostle Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 8:14, “at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need…” One of the most immediate needs is assistance for pastors and staff who have loss of income and significant expenses related to evacuation and personal loss.

— Create partnerships. Challenge your church to create a year-long partnership with one of the churches affected. The needs include encouragement, cleanup and repair, and financial assistance.

— Volunteer. Over 700 Texas Baptist Men have already responded feeding thousands and helping in numerous other ways. Dozens of our churches have become sites for evacuees.

Your contributions can be made on line at www.bgct.org/disaster.

For assistance and information about volunteering or creating a partnership for your church call 888.244.9400.

Texas Baptist churches have already been incredible in their responses. Let’s continue to work together in helping our brothers and sisters in need.

Randel Everett

Executive Director

BGCT

 

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5 Responses to “Churches, ministers need help urgently”

  1. Lee Says:

    The power is back on at Garden Oaks Baptist Church in Houston. Well, we’ve always had THE power, but I’m speaking of electricity. Our sanctuary is damaged, but our facility is functioning and we’d like to be of service if there is a need. We have a great location, right off the I-610 loop on Shepherd Dr, just northwest of Downtown, near the Heights, Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Shepherd Forest, and Independence Heights. If we can be of assistance, and our facility put to good use, let me know. You can contact me via the church office at 713-864-4447.

  2. John Says:

    Thanks, Lee. We appreciate your willingness to help. We’ve forwarded your information to some folks.

  3. John Says:

    Lee, sometimes it takes me a little while to put things together. I just posted the list from Union Association of churches affected by Ike. Several of them need a place to worship. Maybe that’s a way your church can share its facilities. Just throwing it out there.

  4. Mrs mary smith Says:

    Hello,
    my name is Mary smith,i am 62 years old,i am a citizen of united state of America.but presently i am based in Germany where i have make arrangement with my late husband that after his death,i should help less privilege and churches,meanwhile i saw your posting that you need help in your organization,so i have decided to help your from financial constraint,get back to me if you still need this help,cos i am getting old and i dont want to live this dream unfulfilled to help less privilege and churches before returning to thy lord.
    thanks
    Mary smith

  5. Caleb Massey Says:

    if any church needs help setting up a youth sports camp or vacation bible school contact me and will be willing to help with set ups and cost. starting a youth ministry to help kids come to know Jesus Christ wanting to help any way that i can.
    Thanks:Caleb

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