Houston area churches are working together to offer prayers and humanitarian support to their neighbors harmed by the rising flood waters caused by Hurricane Harvey.
One of those church lending a helping hand is Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Pastor Jack Graham told Fox News that the church is at its best in the midst of crisis. With the devastation from Harvey, he said they have an unprecedented opportunity to help those in need.
He says members of his church are sending people to help in the rescue and recovery as well as providing money for food and shelter.
One member of his church owns a logistics business. He’s sending 18 semi trucks filled with supplies for the flood victims.
Convoy of Hope says it has served “more than 1,000 families” at its distribution site in Victoria on Monday alone.
“The team is operating their distribution site from a 9,000-square-foot tent. They are handing out food, water, and hygiene items, as tens of thousands of people are without power and water, and could be for several days.
Pastor Gregg Matte of Houston’s First Baptist Church said he’s heard of three or four boat rescues just from his own church members.
Chaplains and relief workers from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team said people are in shock, and “full of fear.”
Meanwhile, Pastor Graham says the bigger work for the church will come with rebuilding as flood victims look for hope in the face of loss and devastation. He said they want to show them that God cares.