Letter from FLC Council and Staff:
Hurricane Response - Interim Options
August 31, 2017
Dear Faith Family:
The entire Faith staff and council have prayed over the past several days for those along the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our congregation is committed to being engaged over the long-term. Unfortunately, the disaster is not over and assistance will be needed for a long time. The scope of devastation is beyond comprehension. The impacted zone includes not only the extremely flooded areas in Houston, Southeast Texas and Louisiana, but also the destructive wind damage experienced by the middle Texas coast where the Category 4 storm first came ashore.
Faith is praying for the most impactful way to assist in the weeks, months and years to come. Shortly, the news cameras will move on to the next story. After the world’s attention has been diverted elsewhere, the recovery will continue and the communities will need our continued support. We will be there to serve in a meaningful way. The exact means of support is being evaluated in an intentional manner and we will keep you updated as a comprehensive ministry plan is developed over the next several weeks.
In the interim, we hope that you will consider donating resources and/or time to Lutheran Disaster Response for Hurricane Harvey relief. Please visit them online at THIS LINK to contribute, learn more about the relief efforts and ways to get involved.
In the meantime, we ask all of you to continue praying for those impacted by the storm and its aftermath. The prayers make a powerful difference and are encouraged to continue. Please follow Faith via email, social media and at services over the next several weeks for updates on the long-term ministry response plan and how you can participate.
--Council and Staff of Faith