Tag: Disaster Relief

How You Can Respond to Hurricane Harvey

“In the midst of brokenness, there is the beauty of the people of God.” – Jimmy Seibert

As the Church, we want to be people who run to the crisis and not away from the crisis. During this time, we want to respond and offer help to those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Take a look at three ways you can be a part of our relief efforts:

1. PRAY //

    1. For comfort for those who lost loved ones and healing for the sick
    2. For restoration for people’s homes and people’s hearts
    3. For protection and provision for our teams that are helping with the clean-up efforts
    4. For a move of God in Houston and Southeast Texas

2. GIVE //

We are raising money through Acts of Mercy, our relief organization. Our goal is to fund our clean-up efforts as well as offer support to those affected by the flood. If you would like to give, you can do so here. Be sure designate “Hurricane Harvey Relief.” You can also text to give by texting “ANTIOCH” to 444999, be sure to select “7” for Acts of Mercy.

We also encourage you to donate toward Antioch Houston’s flood relief fund. Antioch Houston is leading out in our relief efforts, and you can give directly to them here.

3. GO //

Across the Antioch Movement, we are mobilizing workers to serve the people of Houston and surrounding areas. There are several opportunities for you to be a part of a relief team. Each team will partner with Antioch Houston in tearing down dry-wall, tearing out carpet and other tasks throughout the neighborhoods. Lodging is provided, and more details will come from your team leader. Sign up for a team below:

A Response to the Baton Rouge Floods

Our church family at Antioch Baton Rouge has been serving and caring for the people of their city this week in response to the devastating flood. Here is an excerpt from a recent update sent by their senior pastor, Jake Griffin:

“Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for our city over the last few days! While the need is great, it has been incredible to watch the community and local churches rally around one another. We believe God will be glorified and draw many people to Himself through this tragedy.

The largest shelter in the city is located 10 minutes from our church office and is currently sheltering more than 4,000 people. We have been given a unique opportunity to serve at this shelter and will focus most of our resources on this location during this initial response phase.

There is an unending amount of work to be done so if you are looking for a way to respond, we can utilize any and all help. We want to be able to show up and meet needs that haven’t been met. We need resources to buy the materials no one is buying. If you would like to give financially, please go to antiochbr.com. For those of you asking about donating physical items, the most pressing needs are ever evolving, but a list can be found here.

Please continue to pray for the peace and presence of God to surround so many who are hurting and for wisdom for us to know how to best serve and minister the love of Jesus in the coming days!

Blessings,

Jake Griffin
Antioch Baton Rouge Pastor

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IN RESPONSE:

PRAY:

  • For the peace and presence of God to surround so many who are hurting
  • For wisdom to know how to best serve and minister with the love of Jesus

GIVE:

  • Antioch Baton Rouge is accepting donations on behalf of flood victims. All funds will be used to aid those displaced by the flood. Give here.

GO: