We have all been deeply saddened to hear about the loss of life and destruction our friends in the Philippines are dealing with in the aftermath of TyphoonÂ Haiyan. I want to encourage you to pray for all those impacted by this tragedy and to consider if there are any other ways God might be leading you to reach out in support.
Through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering we participate in each year, some funds have already been sent to help get immediate aid on the ground for those in need. If you would like to further contribute to the relief effort you can do so online at the International Ministries website (http://bit.ly/1eI7MYE) or by placing a check in the offering plateÂ SundayÂ withÂ OGHS-PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RELIEF in the memo line.
You can read an article on initial relief efforts here:Â http://bit.ly/1brPlUH
“God our help and hope when waters rise.
Sustain all those who seek to save others,
so that they may repair the ruined cities,
raise up the former devastations,
and be the restorers of streets to live in;
through Jesus Christ, our eternal savior.”