Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Chris' Journal

My brothers and sisters in Christ,

Before I get hitched next weekend (I’m getting married, for those of you who didn’t know), I thought I’d give you an update on what’s going on with the relief ministry at Gautier Presbyterian Church:

1. The adopt a family program is something I am asking each church (especially those coming down here to work in the near future) to pray about. If you need more information, email Daphne Henne at lilnanny@netscape.com.

2. Many, many lovely folks have helped us make our church look better. (The cabinets just got put in the kitchen). If you have only seen the CD we send out or early pictures, that is no longer what we look like. God is good!

3. For groups coming down, please remember that we need your help to continue this ministry. Please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our cost of hosting groups and a donation towards supplies needed. You will soon be getting a letter to this effect.
a. What has happened recently is that as we come out of the fog of Katrina, we have begun to think about what it is going to take to continue to host teams and facilitate their work in the community, and have realized that we cannot financially sustain this ministry without you all.

4. It is a joy to welcome you all here. As someone noted at a meeting I attended last week, we look at our houses, our churches and we can take it, but when someone comes and offers us a gift, it always moves us to tears. Such is the joy of being loved by a brother/sister in Christ