There is something about fall Executive Council meetings and hurricanes. Last fall, we had to cancel our meetings due to a hurricane coming toward the Carolinas – this year it was almost the same situation. However, we were blessed that Hurricane Dorian didn’t damage any of our churches and the overall effect for the southeast was minimal. But this was not so for the Bahamas.
A number of our churches have called asking if we were going to send help. Our response has been to wait until we know more about the need. Through our partnership with Converge, we have a direct connection to existing churches in the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands. Below is information on ways you can help right now through Converge Southeast, plus they will be planning some work trips. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com or 704-545-6161 and we will work with Converge leadership to get you connected.
Converge churches in the Bahamas need help
Five Converge churches in the Bahamas were impacted by Hurricane Dorian, tied as the strongest storm ever to strike land in the Atlantic. The Category 5 hurricane caused massive flooding, demolished buildings and downed power lines across the islands. News reports indicate that 45 percent of homes in Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands were destroyed. Several people are confirmed dead; a great many others are missing.
Like everyone else in the Bahamas, the Converge Southeast churches there are facing a long, agonizing road ahead. You can help them as they recover, rebuild and reach their communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The easiest and most immediate way to help is through financial donations. Giving to the Converge Southeast Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund will help provide resources including water, food and blankets. Soon, we will announce short term missions opportunities to help rebuild.
Converge has a long association with the Bahamas, and we will continue to support our churches and their communities and share the gospel there long after other organizations have left. Your gifts today will do more than help restore infrastructure; they will provide hope to a situation that, for many, seems hopeless – now and in the future.
Finally, as Executive Council meets this week, we covet your prayers for God to guide our thoughts and decisions.