I'm Encouraged

In Texas, a young married couple with no children, friends of ours, has taken into their home a single mother with two children, refugees from New Orleans.
A congregation is caring for a family displaced by Katrina, in a house owned by one of its saints. The Christians there are furnishing the house for the family.
A church in middle Tennesse is offering their empty preacher’s house for a family, as is a man in that congregation who owns a vacant house.
Many congregations of the Lord’s people are receiving contributions that will be made available to the needy who have been left homeless and bereft of basic necessities.
I know of not a few disciples who are spending countless hours boxing up food, clothing, and bedding to ship south.
I’m hearing about all of this, and I live in South America! So much more is happening than one person will ever know about. But the Lord sees every effort and contribution.
I am grateful to belong to a brotherhood which has the love of God and the compassion of Christ.
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10, ESV).
The opportunity is upon us. Let’s all pitch in.
(If you’d like to help out, here are some suggestions:
http://randalmatheny.com/doku.php?id=katrina )

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J. Randal Matheny

Servant of the Lord at GoSpeak
Randal and his wife have lived and worked in Brazil since 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. Randal's a lefty, a chocolate lover, an author and a poet. His microblog is randal.us.

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