Missions Blog

Nov 1

Response to Hurricane Sandy – Helping Local Churches

2012 | by Clint | Category: Disaster Relief,Giving Opportunity,Prayer

As you know, Hurricane Sandy has made a devastating impact on the Northeastern part of the U.S.  Relief is already being mobilized by organizations like Red Cross and World Vision, and we would encourage folks in our body to contribute to those as you are willing and able.

However, when it comes to DSC Missions funds, the elders have decided to focus gifts given to Desert Springs on behalf of those in need to sister churches in the area that have been impacted by this natural disaster.  Our hope and prayer is that as these churches, who likely won’t have denominational support to help them out, will be able to minister to their own body of believers, as well as those around them that they know and are in need.  We are already working to contact churches we know about in the area to see how they have been impacted.

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  (Galatians 6:10 ESV)

If you feel compelled to give, please do so using a missions envelope at the church and designating it “Disaster Relief.”  Or, you can give via the church’s online giving here listed under “Disaster Relief” soon as well.  But until then, please use a missions envelope if you are able.

Please especially be in prayer for believers in this area that God will use them and the church to rise up after this disaster with hope amid certain despair.  May the believers cry out with Paul as he says:

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
(2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ESV)