Monday, July 9, 2018

Aiding in Recovery...

On August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on San Jose Island, just north of Corpus Christi, Texas.  Wind speeds measured as high as 132 mph before the instrumentation was destroyed.  In the town of Rockport, entire towns were flattened.  Harvey made its way inland, where it stalled before moving back out to sea to regain energy before moving inland near the Texas-Louisiana border.  The storm is responsible for 103 deaths in Texas, and is the second most costly hurricane to hit the United States.  During the storm, most press coverage focused on the Houston area, which received up to 60 inches of rain.  While the damage in Houston widespread, it was not as severe as it was in the Rockport/ Port Aranas area because they had no damaging winds.

Working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group, our team will be hosted by the Parkway Presbyterian Church of Corpus Christi, as we spend the week of July 22-28 assisting with the long-term rebuilding efforts.  Our team of 26 includes people in their teens and people in their 70s, who have a wide variety skills.  For many in our team, this trip will be their first experience of flying.  Funding for the trip came from the Old Union Church Mission Endowment Fund, donations from individuals and participating churches, and grants from Beaver-Butler Presbytery and the Synod of the Trinity.

As we prepare for the trip, we would greatly appreciate your prayers.  Without God's grace, this trip could enter countless difficulties.  But with his power at work around and through us, amazing things will happen that we could not even imagine.

We will post daily reports and photos on this blog during the trip.  Keep watching to find out how your prayers are being answered, and the needs for prayer that will arise.

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