Thank you all for your support of our response to the flood damage in the Houston area. Seven people traveled from Emmanuel on Friday, October 20 to help repair a home near Hobby Airport that belonged to an elderly couple who’ve lived there for about 40 years. While their home received less water than most homes when Hurricane Harvey hit in late August, they have been living with their daughter and son-in-law and making repairs ever since. With the help of friends, family, church members and volunteer groups like ours, they continue the work of putting their home back together.
We worked alongside members of Broadmoor Baptist, Baton Rouge and friends, family and church members of the couple. We were hosted like royalty to a huge lunch at their home. Our specific job was to hang drywall and mud the seams. The experience allowed two churches from Louisiana to partner with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Baptist Temple while serving alongside members and the pastor of a Baptist church made up primarily of Cambodian descendants. The kingdom of God shined brightly among the sweat and humidity.
On Sunday, we worshipped at Baptist Temple, which was our home away from home during the weekend. Our presence encouraged the congregation, which has hosted and shown great hospitality to twelve teams who have responded through the CBF.
Please continue to pray for the people of the Houston area and specifically for Panha Mey, his congregation at Cambodian Baptist Church of Houston and their surrounding residents. Thank you to Bob Lowry, Brian Couvillon, Lucy Azlin, Lucy’s daughter Laura, Lorali Hebert, Bonni Rayburn and Jared Barker who gave their time, love and skills to a people in need.