Tornadoes in Arkansas
In the wake of yesterday’s incredible tornados it is important for our church to be in prayer for the families and friends of those who were killed. I am seeing different reports between 14 to 18 people who have been killed so far as of 2:30pm on Monday.
I am planning on writing a “Talking to your kids about natural disasters” blog post in the upcoming weeks that will help us discuss our biblical response to such tragedy. As of now I adjust reminded of Psalms 18:18-19
“They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.” (Psalm 18:18–19, ESV)
The Lord is our comfort in a time of trouble. We do not have to know all the reasons why something happens to know that God is in control and that he is still the comforter. Will you join with me in praying that the families of those who were hurt or killed in last nights tornadoes will experience God’s comfort?
So, what can we do?
I am encouraging our PHBC family to participate in the “Buckets of Love” care package (Link Here). The due date for these is by Thursday night. We are also looking for a volunteer to take the buckets to Conway Friday morning by 3pm. If you are interested please let the church staff know.
This would be a great opportunity to involve your kids in the process of helping care for those in need. It can create conversations about helping others and showing God’s love.
Sunday School Classes why don’t you commit to doing two or three and sharing the load. PHBC should be able to take at least twenty buckets, if not more.
Please let the church know that you are planning on helping by calling up tomorrow or feel free to send me an email letting me know so that we can plan proper transportation if we have several. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org