Category: Hurricane Harvey
NEW HORIZONS, December 2017: “We don’t want to be known as ‘OPC Building and Construction,’” Sumpter said. “We want to be known as ‘OPC Building and Ministry.’… Our number one goal is not to restore a house, but to reach out in Christ’s name . . .”
Thank you for coming and pulling out sheetrock, spraying vinegar and mold control, pulling out nails, demolishing bookcases, packing, cleaning, running errands, moving furniture, sweeping, repairing sheetrock . . .
The conversation became an occasion for our Christian friends to testify how God has been helping them through their flood recovery. These kinds of conversations happen regularly and God continues to open doors for ministry and outreach through our hurricane recovery and relief efforts . . .
This is exactly what we want our outreach to look like — sharing the work with a family, combined with generosity in the name of Christ . . .
Ellen wrote: “Three angels named Jeff, Rick, and Kenley came over today. They left us delightfully encouraged, prayed over, and feeling rescued. God knew what I needed more than I did. Jesus blessing to you all.”
Together we have entered homes and businesses inundated by flooding to tear out and clear away ruined furniture and household belongings, walls, floors, carpeting, cabinets, and plumbing. We are endeavoring to offer solace and support in the name of Jesus to families, both within and without the household of faith, who have been devastated by this disaster . . .
What seems like an impossible task that can lead one to despair can suddenly become bearable when the Lord’s people respond to the call to serve one another generously and without reserve. God has been good . . .
Hurricane Harvey, now a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to make landfall in Southeastern Texas on Saturday morning around Corpus Christi. Just to its east in Houston there are two OPC churches, an OPC Bible Study work, other sister churches, and more than 2 million people . . .