As we are all painfully aware, many people have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. While we are thankful that the human toll was low, we must not forget the many people in these areas of our Country who lost everything they own, and for a family who lost a loved one, the toll was extremely high. For this reason, I am asking those who can to make a special offering that will be used to help the victims of the hurricane.
Please note: We will be sending the money given through this effort to Convoy of Hope, who will serve as the conduit of blessing from you to those who have been in the path of this storm. (Use any Charity here you are comfortable with).
I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose everything: family photographs, wedding albums, the kid’s first drawings….it would be such a time of trial. To suffer such a loss and to also have to deal with not having the most basic of necessities, such as food, shelter and clothing would be so difficult. No doubt, you and I will probably never get to meet the people we bless through this time of giving, rest assured, we are serving a wonderful Lord who sees and knows our hearts as we reach out to be a blessing.
Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV) 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
While some items certainly can’t be replaced, I’d like for First Christian Church to do what we can. We often hear the phrase “do unto others” quoted, and this is a perfect situation to take that attitude to heart.
If it were your family, wouldn’t you want others to step up and lend a hand in helping you get back on your feet? As the church, this is part of our obligation and a wonderful opportunity to show God’s love through our actions.
I look forward to the opportunity to bless the lives of those most affected by the hurricane, and I hope that you will do what you can to bring blessings to those who have lost so much.
Thank you in advance for being prayerful about giving to this worthy cause.
Pastor John Doe
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