|Hey CBCB! I know you guys. By now you are chomping at the bit about how YOU can help our brothers and sisters struggling through the storm and flooding.
Galatians 6.2 says “Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”
Yes, for many thousands of our brothers and sisters – this burden is a “boulder” – not a “backpack”. Let’s come alongside and get under that boulder with them!
YOUR CBCB – especially OUTBOUND director Cliff Heck – (OUTBOUND@myCBCB.com ) is working hard to figure out the most EFFECTIVE way for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Things are changing pretty fast. Here is where we are now…
1) want to GIVE? we have great faith in Samaritan’s Purse. The provide REAL time help, supplies in these situations – in the name of Jesus. We’ve vetted them carefully, they are awesome. You can give safely, securely and tax-effectively in 1 click and 2 mins at www.samaritanspurse.org
2) want to GO? you can also sign up to go and help at www.samaritanspurse.org. They provide food, shelter and a daily game plan for volunteers. It takes a day or two to get in, but it’s SO worth it knowing you’ll be EFFECTIVE when you get there. More to come on some day trips from some of our local church friends.
3) want to SEND STUFF? We want to be EFFECTIVE, in our giving. (send what they really need, send it in an efficient way, send it to the right place). Our friends @ Bee Trucking company have generously offered a tractor, trailer and driver to take it down there. Now we are working with ministries there to figure out the what, where and how. We’ll probably do a community-wide collection of SOMETHING. We’ll get that info out as soon as possible.
4) please PRAY. for God’s protection and peace, and that HE would lead us and empower us to be his hands and feet.
Please let me know if YOU have any needs the church might be able to help with.
Thanks for being a giving, going doing church!