Disaster Relief


Even though the news trucks have left and most media coverage has ceased, the destruction and damages from the devastating flood from August that affected the Houston area is still being felt. We grieve the loss of lives and the catastrophic damage to homes, businesses and churches. With any tragedy, the Church has the opportunity to provide timely and helpful response to not only meet vital needs, but also to show the love of Christ in our care and practical action.

Here are some ways that you can be involved:

PRAY

Don’t neglect the power of prayer on behalf of individuals, families, and communities during circumstances like these.  We ask that in your personal life, as well as in your family or your LIFE Group that you pray with passion and urgency.

GIVE

First, we encourage you to make a financial donation for disaster relief to our Disaster Response Ministry of the PCA’s Mission to North America (MNA).  They currently have teams on the ground and are coordinating relief efforts for the long haul.  You can read more and donate online. There are other organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse, World Vision and the Salvation Army.  You can also give to Wildwood Church (note that it is for Disaster Relief) and help our teams go and serve.
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Our Student Ministry had the opportunity to serve on five relief missions to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi post-Katrina.  We took three missions to Tuscaloosa in response to the tornados.  We also served in Baton Rouge after the flooding there.
Now, we are looking to build a team to serve in Houston (high school age and above).  We are going to be sending a team on December 15-21. If you are interested in serving on this team, please fill out our application. We need to build a team quickly and secure airfare quickly.  There will be a cost (TBD) for this mission, however, we have some existing funding in place.