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- Address: 700 University Drive East, Ste. 115, College Station, TX 77840
Hurricane Harvey is the most devastating hurricane to hit Texas in half a century. South Houston received nearly 50 inches of rain in a 4-day period, equivalent to the average annual rainfall experienced in much of the city.
At least 30,000 people have been made homeless, and tens of thousands are without power. 50% of this year's cotton harvest in the region is lost. Insurance costs are projected to be over 10 billion dollars, with direct losses totaling more than 20 billion.
New Life is a part of the Acts 29 Network, a diverse, global family of church-planting churches. We have over 20 Acts 29 churches in the greater Houston area, of which we are a part. Several pastors in our Network have lost homes, cars, and possessions. All of them have dozens, even hundreds, of church members who lost as much or more than they did.
No individual and no church can do everything in a situation that is as massively devastating as this one. But every individual and every church can play a part in the recovery. This will be a very long recovery process - a marathon, not a sprint.
Therefore, let us reflect on Paul's words to the Galatians: "And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have
Here is how you can get involved in the relief, recovery, and redevelopment of Houston:
Pray for the ongoing flooding along the Texas Coast and Houston metropolitan area - that the rains would stop and people would have access in and out of their living areas.
Pray for safety and efforts of the first responders, National Guard, and rescue workers who are attempting to bring aid.
Pray for relief organizations and local churches as they seek to meet needs, specifically for those within the Acts 29 Network:
Pray that God would use these difficult times to bring many to a saving faith in Jesus.
While there are many excellent organizations that will be working to provide relief, rehabilitation, and redevelopment over the next few years, New Life has chosen to partner with our fellow Acts 29 churches. The Acts 29 Network has already given $50,000 towards this effort, and we hope that you will consider donating as well.
Your gift will go towards relief efforts in Houston and the greater Houston area. Here are four ways you can give:
Online: click here to give online. Choose "Harvey Relief" when asked to designate your gift.
New Life is partnering with Restoration Church Bryan to help with relief and reconstruction efforts in Houston. We are currently organizing two trips: October 21-22 and November 18-19. We will have spots for 30 adults on each trip. If you are willing and able to serve, please fill out the following:
Volunteer Waiver. Every person volunteering will need to have a signed waiver on file.
Project Sign Up. Complete the following forms below that correspond with the trip(s) that you wish to volunteer for.
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If you have any questions please contact us!