I must admit I feel encouraged when I see Christian compassion and love still alive and well and active in the United States. The fact that Christian missionaries in America continue the godly tradition of helping the less fortunate around the world as well as the less fortunate at home is, I believe, one reason God has preserved and blessed our Constitutional Republic.
Not only did Christian missionaries rush to aid the Carolinas in the wake of Hurricane Florence, they are now rushing to help victims of Hurricane Michael. The latest hurricane has left at least 6 dead so far and about 1.2 million homes and businesses without power in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. The evangelical ministry, Feed the Hungry, was one of the first ministries to respond. Partnering with churches throughout Georgia and Florida, they sent the first truckload of aid from Indiana on Thursday morning with two more trucks scheduled to be sent Friday. The initial supplies will be food, water, and Gatorade. Subsequent supplies to be sent later will be sanitizing products.
Various branches of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) are also on standby preparing to send various forms of aid. They’re waiting for the all-clear as authorities carry out search and rescue and clear roads. The American Red Cross has asked one group of the SBDR to prepare to give out 30,000 meals a day. Another SBDR group in Louisiana is set to provide 18,000 meals a day. Franklin Graham’s ministry Samaritan’s Purse and CBN’s Operation Blessing have also organized efforts to help survivors.
My prayers are with the survivors and with the Christian volunteers who are ready, willing, and able to help out.
But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 John 3:17