Helping Florida in Jesus’ Name – Called to Serve
On September 28th Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm, delivering 150-mph winds, heavy rain, and a massive storm surge. It was one of the most powerful storms to ever hit Florida, claiming more than 100 lives, with the death toll rising. Thousands of families have lost their homes due to the wind and rain.
I was in North Carolina with my husband at the time, visiting family; our flight back to AZ was canceled due to the remnants of Hurricane Ian being headed that way.
While we waited for the storm to pass there, I reminisced with my family about the time we (my son and I) served with Samaritan’s Purse in TX five years prior. (After Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, we went with several other LifePoint congregants to do disaster recovery).
Amid that conversation I told them I had a feeling I would be back to the southeastern coast in a matter of a few weeks, wearing the familiar Samaritan’s Purse bright orange T-shirt. I knew God was calling me to serve a disaster relief mission.
Later that day I took to Facebook and asked if anyone else would be interested in joining me and within minutes, several people responded.
Fast forward to today…
With the help of others, we’ve coordinated two small teams from LifePoint to travel to Florida and join Samaritan’s Purse, providing much-needed help with hurricane relief efforts.
Team 1: Nov 15th-19th
Team 2: Dec 6th-10th
If you feel led by God to help too…
*there are still openings on both teams (men & women welcome, no experience needed)
*Prayers for the team’s travel and safety
*Financial support welcomed (the costs of airfare and ground transportation for each team member)
*Continue to pray for Florida and the surrounding areas as the recovery will take many months and lots of resources