Wonby1 - Burt’s Story: A Hurricane of Hope
That’s how many people in North Carolina have felt in the wake of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. The damage alone is enough to leave anyone desperate and uncertain. However, League Member Burt and many others who are part of the disaster recovery in Lumberton, North Carolina are determined to shed hope in a hopeless situation.
Recently, Burt spent 5 days helping Hyde Park Baptist with their disaster recovery efforts, helping to restore homes, remove downed trees, and provide meals for thousands impacted by the hurricane.
“When they set up shop just after the hurricane hit they were serving 18,000 meals/day. When we arrived last week on Wednesday we were at 9,000/day. This mobile feeding site was set up at this same church 2 years ago when Hurricane Matthew hit. Many homes were hit and restored then and hit again this time. Many felt hopeless,” Burt recalled.
Even in this storm, though, God has proven that He can use any and every situation for His good. While helping hundreds of people in need, Burt was able to share God’s Word and hand out pocket testaments.
While the more immediate needs are food, shelter and rebuilding, there is also an emotional need that only God can redeem. “The people were thrilled to get them,” Burt said.
At The Pocket Testament League, we have many League Members like Burt, who are ready to drop everything and lend a helping hand. We thank Burt for his commitment to help those in need after Hurricane Michael.
And people need Christ’s redeeming message every day, not just during a damaging hurricane. As believers, together, we can stand ready to step in and show others the Gospel.
The first part of 1 Peter 3:15 says,
“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you...”
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