Check out this video from today by a Pastor David MacGregor, the pastor of Grace Vineyard who has mobilized a crew working on earthquake response:
I just received a Facebook note on my personal page from our friends Noah and Kate Cremisino. Their house is sitting smack dab over the epicenter of the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. We were so blessed to have been able to help them with an offering which far exceeded anything I could have imagined it could have been. They have been helped so much that they are using the funds to help out the community. Here is her FB note from just a few minutes ago:
Tell your church THANKS! We are starting to give out your church’s donation todays—buying food in bulk to give to a relief center in the hardest-hit area of “New Brighton”. This church opened a distribution center because this area has no operating stores and getting across a severely damaged town takes half the day. And with job losses due to damaged buildings and the city center closed, money is tight.
Thank you everybody. Pastor Mark.