Category: Disaster Response Archives – Other

I praise the Lord that none of our church members have suffered any property loss in these fires, despite several close calls. Now we begin the work in trying to help our community rebuild and especially minister to our fellow saints from other congregations in the area who have suffered much loss . . .

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Following Hurricane Matthew, Covenant OPC in St. Augustine, Florida, is overwhelmed by God’s many mercies. The past month has been a whirlwind (pardon the pun) in many ways . . .

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We thank and praise the Lord that His answer to many prayers last week was to spare the USA the level of devastation from Hurricane Matthew that was originally forecasted . . .

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As reports come in, we will post them to the OPC Disaster Response Facebook page. As response plans materialize, we will communicate them via Special Editions of the S.T.O.R.M. Report, and post them here on our website . . .

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Stay tuned to the OPC Disaster Response Facebook page for updates on Hurricane Matthew . . .

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The Disaster Response Coordinator for the Presbytery of the South during Hurricane Matthew is Deacon Tim Phillips . . .

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While the OPC does not have plans to pursue its own disaster response efforts in the region, the Committee on Diaconal Ministries has sent an initial gift of $10,000 to the PCA Mission to North America Disaster Response Ministry – who are hard at work ministering to affected PCA families and others in Louisiana . . .

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Many in the church have been asking if the OPC has a conduit for participating in bringing relief to those who have been affected by the earthquakes that have devastated the country of Nepal. It is an encouragement to see the diaconal care and concern exhibited by OPC members as they persistently desire to demonstrate compassion towards those who are

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The darkness of our once busy neighborhoods was so complete. The silence, where once there were friends, so depressing. We felt so alone. It all took a change when the truck came around the corner. The truck stopped in front of my house. A young lady from Virginia, with a beautiful smile, offered me dumplings. I cried at her kindness.

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A fierce tornado recently destroyed the homes of the parents and sister of OPC Missionary to Uganda, Eric Tuininga. The F2 tornado struck their small town in eastern North Carolina at 4:00 pm on Monday, April 7, 2014 . . .

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Following the news of the destructive tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest on Sunday, November 17, 2013, we were thankful to hear from the Presbytery of the Midwest that our OPC churches and congregations had escaped harm . . .

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We have been once again stunned by the magnitude of devastation wreaked by a natural disaster, as one week ago Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) swept across the Philippines. Consistent with the response of the church to past disasters of such magnitude, there seems to be a ground-swell of longing to help . . .

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None of our people were directly affected (caught in the blast). At least two people were working close by, but they are safe. I have not heard of anyone in the greater OPC family that was affected . . .

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HURRICANE IRENE (2011): I think to see how Hurricane Irene touched, affected and impaired lives was what really did me in. People. Real people. Fathers, mothers and children. Families losing everything . . . . To see it on such a magnitude is an experience one does not soon forget . . .

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