Continue to pray for Rev. Robert Ferguson, Faith Fellowship in Houston, Texas, as his house along with an Elder from the church’s house had major flooding.
I spoke with Rev. Jan Sattem, Good Shepherd ARPC in League City, Texas, yesterday. They didn’t have any damage to their home but couldn’t get out of their neighborhood due to flooding. It was the first time he didn’t have a church service in 35 years. They had 54 inches of rain in two days. Jan was thankful for a connected denomination. He had received many phone calls from folks getting an update on their status.
Sattem said it is great to see how hurricanes “knock down fences.” Not just real fences but the barriers that people put up on a day to day basis. When the power is out, neighbors get to know neighbors. They pull food from their fridge to put on another neighbor’s grill and do what they can to help each other.
The Good Samaritan Relief Fund
The Good Samaritan Relief Fund has been set up to help those in Texas. Here is the direct link:
You may mail donations to The ARP Center, 918 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Ste. 127, Greenville, SC 29607. Be sure to include TX Flood Relief in the memo. If you have any questions, please contact the ARP Center 864-232-8297.
Please pray for the ARP Churches in the path of Hurricane Irma. The exact path is not known just yet. Pray for ONA Explorer, Brooks Pipher and his family who live close to Miami. Pray for Rev. Mark Bohfner and North Creek ARPC in Coconut Creek, FL as they are preparing for the storm.