This Sunday, September 5th, we will open in our Bible’s to Matthew 24 and talk about the signs of the end as mentioned by Jesus to His disciples.
Matthew 24 is a very important chapter to our faith and to the hope that we hold in the soon return of our Savior. It is also a very timely message, and I know it will be a blessing for us to study.
We have made an additional monetary donation to Samaritan’s Purse for disaster relief follow-up in South Louisiana. They have three disaster relief tractor trailer units, filled with equipment and supplies already set-up in church parking lots at Houma, Hammond, and Metairie.
From these three locations, Samaritan’s Purse is coordinating with volunteer teams to clear yards, patch roofs, and clean out flooded homes. They are also partnering with Baptist Disaster Relief teams and other organizations in food distribution, mobile kitchen feeding units, and the operation of mobile shower and laundry units.
My daughter Stephanie, who works for the Mobile Parks & Recreation Department, tells me they have Hurricane Ida displaced families housed in two of their community centers and she is working with area organizations to collect donations of items for those families.
She tells me the displaced families in their care are those without the financial means to stay in a motel or really afford the time away from their homes. Their biggest needs are things for the children like diapers, wipes, and some paper products. So I am thinking of trying to make a trip to Sam’s and get some of these items then deliver them for these displaced families.
I wanted to update you on what we as a church family are doing for those affected by the destruction and disruption of Hurricane Ida. I’m sure we’ll talk more this Sunday, and I am looking forward to seeing you!