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UMCOR and Disaster Response ministries are ministries that every person in the location financially provides for and such a needed ministry for when disaster hits. Check out the following photos from DeRidder, LA
It has been two weeks since Hurricane Laura slammed into the Texas/Louisiana coast and ripped through the states – hitting Louisiana particularly hard. Susan Luttrell, who serves as the Coordinator of Disaster Response for the Central Texas Conference, has been in constant contact with local and state authorities and relief agencies. She says that while the good people of southwest Louisiana are exhausted and storm weary, tired of having to rebuild while wearing masks, beyond frustrated with not being able to actually hug their neighbors, they seem to understand there is a light in the destruction left by COVID-19 and Laura – a light that shines from the love of Christ knowing God is riding out this storm with them and God will not leave his children without hope. Click here or the title above to read much more from Susan about the inspiring folks of SW Louisiana and how you can help in the relief efforts.
As Hurricane Laura takes aim on the Louisiana/Texas coastline with what is projected to be a devastating storm surge, many of the good people of the Central Texas Conference are already asking “what can we do to help?” The immediate answer is to pray and hold tight until the areas of need are revealed once the storm passes and proper damage assessments can be completed. The CTC disaster response team has been, is and will continue to be in contact with UMCOR and counterparts from the Louisiana Conference, Texas and Arkansas Conferences and will share details on how you can help as appropriate.
According to Susan Lutrell, CTC Disaster Response Coordinator, here are the things that we can all be doing.