Talk about an opportunity! For a month and a half, I ministered on Divine Partnership, teaching our people that God will never do anything in the earth without human participation. Jesus taught us that we are to be salt and light in the earth. I know that there are many Christians who are disengaged from Christ’s mandate, but I do think that most simply do not know what to do or where to start. Some may know these things but feel that they do not have the resources with which to participate.
This is beauty of what God has done for us. Five days after the eye of the hurricane hit us five men came to my office and made my year. Doug Stringer with Somebody Cares America and Mark Roye of Blood and Fire Ministries secured our site as a distribution pad for food into the Galveston County area. Since then, HEB donated the use of a refrigerator trailer, Hunter Equipment donated a fork lift, Lowe’s Home Improvement a pallet jack, BP a 2000 gallon fuel cell for deisel and around 400 meals a day, Vitamin Water has given truck-loads of their product, Compassion International has done the same on food and supplies, and the list goes on and on. To this date, we have served around 19,000 meals to this devastated community of citizens. I am overwhelmed at the privilege God has given us.
Sunday morning, a man walked into our lobby. Tommy, one of our ushers, asked him if it was his first time to visit. He replied, “Yes, but this is my church!” Tommy said, “It is?” The man said, “Any church that will feed my family when they’re in their worst time is my church.”