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Hurricane Joaquin Relief

posted Oct 7, 2015, 3:33 PM by Christian Life Church   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 3:33 PM ]
The severity of the impact of Hurricane Joaquin on our Southern Islands has caused dire conditions that many of our fellow Bahamians are faced with today. It is in these times of tragedy and despair that we as the church must offer more than prayer, we must show God's love in a practical way. Christian Life Church's Mission Mandate, the reason why we exist, is to: LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS & LIVE IT OUT!

We have already begun this process by sending non-perishable supplies to the islands this week. We know however, that we need to quickly expand our efforts to give support to as many islands and people that we can. To this end, we will be partnering with organizations such as the Red Cross to give financial and other assistance in their relief efforts throughout all the islands impacted, we will also utilize the church as a drop off point for non-perishable food items, water, insect repellant and cleaning supplies such as bleach.

We will also be taking up a special offering that will go toward assisting our brothers and sisters in need in these islands. We ask that you make a special effort to contribute to this effort through monetary donations and donations of much needed supplies. Let us put our faith into action! I am reminded of the passage of scripture in James 2:14-17:

"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?  if a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." (KJV)

On Sunday, October 11, we will have back home with us our own missionaries to Acklins, Kate & Eugene Williamson who will share briefly their experience in the midst of the storm as it ravaged that island.