I received this video thank you on Facebook just a bit ago. How stinkin’ exciting to think that our resources can be gathered, transmitted, distributed, and operating with such speed and precision. What a blessing it is to be a blessing to friends and fellow kingdom-subjects down-under.
“Castle Rock Bible Church in Colorado donated money our way to help people here after our recent earthquake. So far we have used some of that money to donate goods to this relief effort through Grace Vineyard Church, which has a set up a food/supply bank at the beach campus, in a badly-affected area. This is a THANK YOU from the beach campus pastor, Sam Harvey. “
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.
Some very close friends of ours are smack dab at the center of the earthquake which occurred a couple of days ago. They are without water and electricity with no end in sight. Please pray for Noah and Kate Cremisino as they work through the issues which face them. They so desperately want to bring Jesus to the city in which they live. They have worked hard to establish relationships to influence new people for the Kingdom of God. We want to help them anyway we can. Let’s pitch in prayerfully and financially for them. I plan to talk to our bookkeeper to see what we have available in Joshua to send their way. Here is a link to a Facebook photo album showing some of the damage to their home. Jesus bless you today.