We have watched this past weekend as hurricane Florence smashed into the Carolina coast. The devastation from the winds, rain, and flooding has been clear. We prayed on Sunday for those who have been affected by this storm. Here is a picture shared by Tracy Brininger from on online insurance magazine:
In addition to prayer, we also collected funds on Sunday to go to International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES). We regularly support IDES in our mission giving. Before the first drop of rain fell from Florence, IDES had set up staging sites in local churches in the area to dispense aid. If you want to make an immediate contribution to IDES that will go directly to the area affected by Florence, you can do so at: https://www.ides.org.
Please continue to keep these folks in your prayers as they embark on what is sure to be a long recovery and clean up. Thank you for your prayers.