Hello Through the Word Family,
Our prayers go out right now to all of our listeners, their families, friends, neighbors, and communities affected by both Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian.
The last few weeks have been devastating for the Caribbean and the Eastern Coast of North America. Two weeks ago, Hurricane Fiona hit the Caribbean islands of Guadalupe, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Turks and Caicos before heading out to sea and making landfall again in eastern Canada.
Today, we are watching as Hurricane Ian, which has already knocked out power to all of Cuba, makes landfall in Florida.
In addition to the ruin these natural disasters leave in their wake, it is tough to see this destruction as anything but, well, wrong. Why do these things happen to us? Why is this world so broken?
Let’s be honest: there are no easy answers to these questions. But one thing we can be sure of: God has called us to help those in need. But how do we help those who are in need, especially if we are far from the affected areas?
The National Christian Foundation has assembled a list of organizations already on the ground in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other islands in the Caribbean. The NCF is an organization that helps direct generous people to create a giving strategy based on biblical principles to give with more impact. For a list of charities you can assist with the recovery after Hurricane Fiona, visit National Christian Foundation.
When Hurricane Ian clears, there will be additional organizations that will assist with relief. As we become aware of more avenues to help, we will provide you with links to where you can support to assist with hurricane relief.
We at Through the Word have a heart for those dealing with the destruction that follows disasters like this. Pastors Kris and Jonathan visited the relief work in Mississippi in 2006, and Pastor Kris and his family moved to Diamondhead, Mississippi, in 2007 to assist a church plant there.
If you live in any of the affected areas of Hurricanes Fiona or Ian, please let us know. You can find us on Instagram or Facebook @throughtheword. We want to know how we can pray for you!
With Deepest Prayers,