Christian Leaders Respond to Hurricane Harvey Devastation in Texas
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2017 Aug 28
Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeast Texas over the weekend. Now Texas residents in Houston, Galveston, Rockport, Corpus Christi, and other Gulf Coast cities are dealing with the hurricane's aftermath. Federal aid has been dispatched to Texas, and rescue teams are working around the clock.
Following the devastation caused by this hurricane, Christian leaders have spoken out, and many have called for prayer. Many also linked to articles explaining how people around the country can help victims of the hurricane.
Dan Darling at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission tweeted an article titled "How to help victims of Hurricane Harvey" which gives four specific ways to help those in need: pray, give, sponsor a crisis response bucket, and prepare.
Russell Moore, the President of the ERLC tweeted:
Evangelist and director of Samaritan's Purse Franklin Graham tweeted:
Christian author Trevin Wax tweeted:
"From the Flooded Grounds of Houston" -- a report from a TX pastor with ways to help https://t.co/NoZOJps7X4— Trevin Wax (@TrevinWax) August 28, 2017
Author Ann Voskamp posted an article about our God who is a light through the storm:
When you wonder: How God Feels About Storms & Flooding Grief? https://t.co/jcUSeliAgH— Ann Voskamp (@AnnVoskamp) August 28, 2017
Christian financial adviser Dave Ramsey tweeted:
The people of Texas are strong and will bounce back. Right now they need our prayers.— Dave Ramsey (@DaveRamsey) August 28, 2017
Beth Moore tweeted that she was getting ready to jump into the relief efforts:
Once I get to Dallas, I'm already close enough to start getting to work on practical hands-on ways to help. Dallas is Houston's neighbor.— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) August 28, 2017
Photo: Water flows down Interstate 10 which has been inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days.
Photo courtesy: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Publication date: August 28, 2017