In the wake of Harvey, Sunset Church is responding to the devastation in Houston and affected regions along the South East Texas coast. Local Texas officials have reported at least 30 suspected and confirmed flood-related deaths and large parts of Houston are under water. Due to the rain and continued flooding, an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 homes have been destroyed in Houston alone. Many people have lost everything, don’t have insurance, are suffering and are losing hope.
We want to be there in their time of need and help them put their lives back together, but we want to do this in the name of Jesus Christ. Here are three ways we want to get involved:
The people of Houston desperately need the prayers of the saints (2 Cor. 1:11).
Take a few moments and pray for the people of Houston and south east Texas, especially any people or churches you know there specifically. Let the pictures you see online serve as fuel for your prayers. When you see a picture, stop and cry out to heaven, “Father, help them.”
Pray for the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner. Pray for the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. Pray for first-responders and all involved in rescue efforts. Pray for the afflicted. Pray for the churches and our efforts to be Good Samaritans and good witnesses.
GIVE - To support samaritan's Purse
We have chosen to partner with Samaritan’s Purse and trust this organization to do what’s right and godly with the funds. Our Sunset Church board has approved up to $5,000 in matching funds for our congregation to give relief efforts through Samaritan’s Purse. To be a part of this effort, fill out your information below so that we can match what you have donated and then donate directly to Samaritans Purse:
1) Fill out a donation form with Sunset Church so we can match what has been given.
2) Donate directly to Samaritans Purse.
Support - to support the sunset relief team
A fifteen-member Sunset team will be traveling to Texas to serve in the Harvey relief efforts from Sept. 24 to 30. If you would like to support our team to help them with travel costs, please donate to the Sunset Relief Team or donate with cash or check payable to Sunset Church and indicate “Sunset Church’s Harvey Relief Team” on the memo line. This giving is separate from giving to Samaritan's Purse.
If you would like to donate online, please follow the steps below.
- Fill out the form below with first and last name, along with your email.
- Click "Submit".
- After submitting, click on the PayPal icon.
- Select the amount or type in the donation amount.
- Follow the next page to submit your donation.