Our Team arrived safely Friday, Sept. 30th in Port au Prince, Haiti, and left for Deyemone early Saturday morning. Despite the potential threats of Hurricane Matthew to the area, they are accomplishing much of what they intended to do. As many of you are aware, the potential path of Hurricane Matthew is threatening to Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba and possibly the United States unless it makes a turn or diminishes.
Tonight at The Torch we are holding a prayer vigil for all of those who will be impacted by Hurricane Matthew and ask that you join us. It will be held from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Main Sanctuary.
Our team consists of Pastor Mike Franklin, Pastor Mike Thomas, Daniel Usher, and Charles Parker. We learned today that Cliff Brown, also from Habersham County, is in Haiti with a ministry called Touch of Light building an orphanage as well in a region about two hours from our mission team. Please be in prayer for him as well and the mission team of which he is a part.
I am reminded of the story in Matthew 8:23-27,
“Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Even the winds and the waves obey Him.
We pour out our praise to the One Who calms the storms of our lives. Join us tonight to pray for all who will be affected by this storm.