“Wesleyans are mobilizing spiritually and physically to provide relief, as well as long-term recovery, for Hurricane Harvey victims,” said General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt. “Thank you for being a people of prayer and action. God will be glorified through both.”
The Wesleyan Church, World Hope International and Poured Out began mobilizing last week to provide support to Hurricane Harvey victims impacted by catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas.
Two Mountains Plains District churches immediately began providing relief to Texas communities reported District Superintendent Billy Wilson.
The Lone Star Cowboy Church in Mexia, led by Shane Winters, focused on serving Rockport. Disaster relief supplies included diapers, personal hygiene supplies, water, nonperishable foods, tire repair kits, flashlights. Church staff can be reached at (254-472-9092) or Facebook page.
Crossroads Church in San Antonio, led by pastors Bob and Arlynn Ellis, has been delivering relief supplies to evacuees housed in the city’s shelters. Information is available at www.facebook.com/crossroadschurchsa or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Hope International, partnering with Poured Out, is organizing to provide recovery services. Financial help is requested to:
- Purchase emergency supplies and equipment for the recovery phase
- Establish a base of operations for support
- Provide blankets, mobile water treatment facilities, mobile wash stations and other emergency supplies
“We are working in the recovery phase with local communities and Wesleyan churches to provide relief,” said John Lyon, World Hope president. “We will welcome volunteers when the time is appropriate.”
“The Wesleyan Church is once again standing in the gap to serve those in crisis,” Wilson said. “Prayer is always needed as we seek to serve as we are able. This is an opportunity for our denomination to be the hands and feet of Christ. May God bless our service.”
“Every morning, I pray for The Wesleyan Church, that we will have a transforming presence in every ZIP code,” Schmidt said. “Thank you for being a people of God who bring hope and peace to your local communities, but also to communities throughout the world in times of crisis, like those most recently in Freetown, Sierre Leone, Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Gulf Coast of Texas.
“We are united in prayer and common purpose,” said Schmidt. “I urge you to continue to pray for crisis victims and for those who serve them.”