PRAYER FROM OUR LEADERSHIP
A prayer for Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and those affected by Hurricane Ian:
God of great mercy, you have long revealed your desire to draw near to those who are vulnerable, suffering, and in need. We've seen you move to provide provision and protection to your people and how you continue to extend your grace to us all.
As your people, we lift our collective hearts and prayers to you on behalf of those affected by natural disasters all across our world, specifically in the areas of Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and in the wake of Hurricane Ian here in our nation.
We pray on behalf of the people and families that have been severely impacted by wind, waves, and rain. We pray for those who have lost so much: their homes, their belongings, their rhythms, and their loved ones. We ask that your Spirit would be at work in their hearts as you draw them to yourself, the great tower of safety and refuge. We pray that you would mobilize us and your people across the world towards actions of care and compassion. May those in need taste and see that you are good through your Church and Spirit.
Have mercy, O God, and would we respond by giving you our praise and worship for your glory.
In Christ's name,
On September 28, Hurricane Ian hit the Gulf Coast of Florida and resulted in heavy rain and an extreme storm surge, with many communities underwater.
HOPE gave $10,000 toward the relief efforts of Samaritan's Purse in Florida.
On September 18, Hurricane Fiona caused destructive flash floods and landslides in Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power, and homes and infrastructure are destroyed.
HOPE gave $10,000 toward the relief efforts of Samaritan's Purse in Puerto Rico.
This summer, historic monsoon rains resulted in flooding across one-third of the country; more than 1,100 people died and more than 30 million people are navigating displacement and the effects of the floods.
HOPE gave $10,000 toward the relief efforts of Samaritan's Purse in Pakistan.
HOPE has given a total of $60,000 towards efforts in Ukraine. $20,000 has been given to each of the following organizations: United World Mission, Samaritan's Purse, and NOVO. Learn about or give to the organizations below. Continue to join us in prayer for the vulnerable and for leaders to seek peace.
WANT MORE WAYS TO RESPOND?
HOPE Church has also previously responded to: Afghanistan and Fox Elementary School Fire. If you'd like to engage with these and learn more about ways to respond, feel free to reach out to us.