Weather seems to be first and foremost on everyone’s mind right now. So many have been affected by either the severe storms, or by the rising flood waters. God’s majesty has certainly been evident in nature, reminding us just how mighty He is and how insignificant and powerless we are.
“Ascribe to the Lord you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness. The voice of the Lord is above the waters. The God of glory thunders – the Lord, above the vast water, the voice of the Lord in power, the voice of the Lord in splendor.” Psalm 29:1-4
The Ministry Center is in the west Tulsa flood zone, an area in which officials have asked for voluntary evacuation. We are in a waiting game… praying that the levee will hold and the area will not be flooded. Each day we’ve had to decide whether to be cautious and close, or stay open to provide basic needs for this community. So far, we’ve been open, and we’ve been busy.
The needs are great and will continue in the coming weeks. Being in the heart of one of the flood areas, we know that it is imperative for us to be ready for increasing demands for our services. The pantry must be fully stocked in anticipation of this need.
Many of you have asked how you can help:
1) Give when the benevolence offering is taken today. Today’s offering will be earmarked exclusively for needs at The Ministry Center. (Monetary donations, other than through the benevolence offering, can be specifically designated for the Center.)
2) Donate canned goods, peanut butter and cleaning supplies (i.e. bleach, disinfectant cleaners, mops, sponges, etc.).
Of course, all who come to The Ministry Center will receive assistance, but more importantly, they will be witnessed to and prayed with. Our mission statement is “His Heart, our hands. Sharing the good news about Jesus through meeting needs in our community.”
Posted on Fri, May 31, 2019
by Kim Hayes