Skip to comments.Call for Churches To Adopt Ten Families -- Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 09/04/2005 12:04:15 AM PDT by GretchenM
Dr. FRANKLIN GRAHAMS CALL FOR CHURCHES TO ADOPT TEN KATRINA VICTIMS FAMILIES
[TPM = Theophostic Prayer Ministry]
Subject: A Special Message from TPM founder Dr. Ed Smith
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005
... No matter the "reason" for this event [Hurricane Katrina], I believe God expects His people to make themselves available to be used of Him so that He might be glorified in and through it. ...
I encourage Churches to consider revamping your ministry structure to reach out to these dislocated families. I heard Dr. Franklin Graham on television make an appeal to the denominational and church leaders encouraging every church to adopt ten families and offer complete assistance to sheltering them, proving job opportunity and to overall care to help them relocate. If every church took in only a few families we the Body of Christ could put a huge dent into what appears to be an insurmountable crisis.
Also, there is a good chance that every family that is loved and embraced by the Body of Christ would eventually come to know the Lord through salvation. The numbers of people coming to Christ as a result of the Church coming along side of these people could be unimaginable.
I encourage you to pass this email on to others and especially your pastors and church leaders. I do believe that the Body of Christ, not the US government, holds the true answer to this terrible situation. This is a great opportunity to express the reality of the living Lord to a nation and world that has moved so far in another direction. For "they will know we are Christians by our love."
Let us agree to pray that God will inspire His Church to rise up to this challenge and fulfill the commission in a very needed and practical manner.
Founder of Theophostic Prayer Ministry
North American Mission Board Disaster Relief Fund One hundred percent of gifts to the North American Mission Board's fund for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief are used to meet disaster needs. Currently all gifts are supporting the response to Hurricane Katrina - the largest effort in the history of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. To contribute online: http://www.namb.net/disasterrelief
Very worthy of posting. Thank you!
Franklin Graham's organization:
Thanks for that link. It needs to be included.
Second collections this week and next week for Katrina survivors.
FYI and in case this interests you.
Thanks for posting the links, Salvation.
a great organization!!!
Thank you Gretchen
Katrina Disaster Response 2005.09.01
Texas Baptist is providing assistance to disaster victims in Louisiana and Texas shelters. Currently we have 20 units and approximately 220 volunteers responding. Texas Baptist Men has been asked to provide assistance to those affected over the next four months. Individuals interested in providing assistance are being asked to do the following steps:
- Pray for those that were affected by Katrina.
- Pray for those responding and providing assistance in Christs name.
- Pray about how you can be personally be involved in assistance.
- Please mark checks for Hurricane Katrina and send to Texas Baptist Men, Disaster Relief, 333 N. Washington, Dallas, Texas 75246. To give by credit card please call (800) 558-8263. 100% of your gifts go directly to disaster relief.
- Volunteers are needed in providing assistance. If you are available to help, please call (214) 381-2800.
(I have read good things about this group)