In the wake of this hurricane, I've not really been motivated to write about the Peace Unity and Purity of the church -- I'll come back to that later.
In the meantime -- for our church members, we will be forwarding to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance all donations designated for hurricane relief. PDA will put 100% of donations toward relief (administrative costs are covered already in the denominational budget).
Additionally, the Presbytery Mission Committee has asked for people interested in going as part of a team with PDA to contact them -- I'm collecting names from the congregation -- If you're interested, please let me know.
Finally, one of our members, Alicia Zabala, was in New Orleans over the weekend for her sister's wedding. She and her family are all safe, but they are obviously in great distress -- please keep them in prayer.
Soli Deo Gloria