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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday Sermonette - Hurricane Harvey

This is a first for me. I haven't ever asked you for money before (other than encouraging you to buy various books), but we have a disaster on our hands. The worst storm in half a century is hitting the Texas Gulf Coast. One thing is a sure bet: A lot of people will lose everything they have.

Several more will be killed or severely injured. Families will lose homes and livelihoods. Businesses will be destroyed. Food and water are going to be hard to come by.

I'm praying that you will open your hearts and pocketbooks. If you will click on the blue link above (or on the word UMCOR following this), you can go to UMCOR, a charitable organization that supports those in disaster areas. Every penny you give will go directly to the cause. Not one penny of yours will be spent for administrative costs. That's provided by support from United Methodist churches.

Some folks might have another favorite charity that will also provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Maybe your church or through your employer, and I don't care which agency you choose, just do choose and do give.

May God bless those victims and hold them close, and may you be inspired to give. God bless you.
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