Thank you to all of you who have expressed interest in traveling to Puerto Rico to help with disaster relief. THANK YOU for this desire and willingness to go. It’s wonderful. What a blessing! How to respond to the disaster in Puerto Rico is proving to be difficult to figure out . . .
Helpless is the word that comes to mind as we consider today’s topic of disasters – commonly called ‘natural disasters.’ As Christians, we must refuse to resign to feelings of helplessness and must instead stand in the great promises and instructions of our great shepherd, King Jesus – who has not left us helpless . . .
The team was able to finish with the debris at Pastor Bill Welzien’s house, do work at members Doug and Priscilla Weeks’ house, and at the home of a friend of Bill’s. This friend, who doesn’t attend Keys OPC, was overwhelmed with the support shown to him and came to church the following Sunday . . .
I praise the Lord that none of our church members have suffered any property loss in these fires, despite several close calls. Now we begin the work in trying to help our community rebuild and especially minister to our fellow saints from other congregations in the area who have suffered much loss . . .