Katrina Relief Update

This week we have groups in from Snellville, GA, Columbia, KY, and Savannah, TN. Like most all of the groups we have had here working, these teens are just awesome. They are so considerate and helpful. The youth leaders took turns speaking tonight and they all did a super job.

Sam Staggs is with Columbia Christian Church. He is here via Teen Missions. Actually Sam is on the board of Teen Missions. His message tonight was that discipleship involves much more than just talking and thinking about Jesus, but also acting like Jesus.

Josh Schwartz is from the Savannah, TN church of Christ. He talked about the first few chapters of 1 Corinthians … working together for the cause of Christ and that time would tell the true story of our good works.

Chris McClure is from Snellville Christian Church in Snellville, GA. He is also working via Teen Missions as well. I commented that with all of the groups we have had in through Teen Missions, I still don’t have one of their cool t-shirts. Chris is working on that for me. Chris talked about being of service in our own home towns and not giving up the mission.

I hope to post some pics of these guys sometime in the next day or so on my picture page.

Next week we will have a pretty good crowd in … then an empty week … and then a small group will be in. Is this the end? David doesn’t think so. I just want to be clear that even though we are only working one week per month in hurricane relief, we still do want to work that one week. So if you’re thinking about getting a group of workers together – do it! Remember that you do not have to have a large group. A group of three or four can do a lot of work in a few day’s time. Also, we can help funnel you into working with another group in town if you want to come sometime when we’re not working. There’s plenty of work to do on the Coast …and there will be for a long time.

Thanks again to everyone who has participated in the relief effort. Some churches are deciding to empty their Hurricane Katrina funds. One such church is the South Huntington St. Church of Christ in Kosciusko, MS. Their minister Les Ferguson and one of the elders, John Gardner, brought down a very generous donation last week. It was good to see two old friends … and we appreciated the funds. They will be put to good use.

I’m thankful that the Atlantic Hurricane Season has thus far been very quiet. Of course September is the peak, and we have a ways to go before we can start breathing easy. Keep us in your prayers.

Thanks for reading!