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Hurricane Season Relief and Prayer Support

July 18th, 2024

Hurricane Beryl, the season’s earliest category 5 storm on record, is leaving/has left disastrous impacts in the Caribbean and causing destruction and flooding in parts of Mexico and Texas and surrounding areas.  Torrential rain in the Houston area left many neighborhoods under water.  Several people have lost their lives due to this storm.  The extreme heat coupled with loss of power further complicates the suffering as people recover.

Samaritan’s Purse has responded to Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Petite Martinique and Jamaica.  They have now  completed 4 relief flights to the islands delivering tons of relief and medical supplies and dozens of personnel.  They are assisting with shelter, clean water, mobile medical care and other relief.  They are also treating patients and operating a lab at their field hospital on Carriacou to support the local medical system crippled by the storm.

As of July 9, they have also deployed tractor trailer filled relief supplies and equipment–to the town of Angleton, TX, along with additional support vehicles and equipment. They are sending out volunteers from their base of operations at Life Foursquare Church.   See samaritanspurse.org for the latest updates. 

Convoy of Hope is working in Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to bring food, water, tarps, and cleaning supplies to survivors.  They are also on the ground in Texas distributing food, water, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies.

As hurricane season continues, we invite you to pray.  Join us in praying for the protection of life and property whenever there is threat of a storm making impact. We can pray for God to give wisdom on how to prepare and when to evacuate for those in the path of severe weather. Ask God to provide guidance to officials making decisions with regard to relief and support.  Pray for Christians to rise up and be a voice of comfort and hope to those in need.  In Romans 8:26 we are told that  the Spirit helps us in our weakness and even when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit himself intercedes for us.

We will continue to update this blog when we learn of specific ways for you to pray, join in relief efforts or provide volunteer assistance.

 

– 7/11/24 update

 

 




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