DID YOU KNOW…
…if you have donated bottles of water, diapers or any other material to storm survivors in Texas or Florida, your donation will likely pass through the Seventh-Day Adventist!
…92% of Lutherans are white, more than any other denomination in America!
….the Seventh Day Adventist, over the past several decades, has established expertise in disaster warehousing: collecting, logging, organizing, and distributing relief supplies in cooperation with government disaster agencies!
…that a Muslim liberal arts college has bought Pacific Lutheran Seminary in Berkeley, California!
…that the United Methodist Committee on Relief is known for its expertise in case management. After the initial cleanup – the Methodist have work crews helping pulling mud out of houses – the church sends trained volunteers into the wreckage to help families navigate federal and state aid programs and private insurance.
…that Colin Kaepernick who took a knee during the national anthem to protest injustice against African Americans was confirmed a Lutheran!
…that The Convoy of Hope, a nondenominational Christian organization based in Springfield, Missouri, specializes in feeding. Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida in early September, Convoy had three trailer trucks stocked with food, water, and sanitary supplies parked in the State, waiting to be deployed to areas hardest hit.
…that Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Rosedale, Maryland (my former Church) partnered with the local elementary school to support a Houston Elementary school with 719 students whose belongings were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey!
…FEMA administrator Brock Long has asked concerned citizens to make donations through nvoad.org – the site for National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, the alliance of voluntary organizations that are helping FEMA channel disaster assistance into affected areas. About three quarters of the organizations that are part of the alliance are faith based!
…that Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical aid group run by Franklin Graham, had trucks at the ready in Florida with debris removal experts. The group has responded to 20 disasters already this year.
…THAT GOD LOVES YOU!!!
Together We Do More! Pastor Gerry
Taken from The Christian Century and The Washington Post