Disaster Recovery Efforts
As Hurricane Harvey efforts transition to the recovery phase, SERVE 6.8 continues to work closely with Coastal Oaks Church in Rockport, Texas — a congregation of Christ followers devastated by the storm themselves, yet ministering to others out of obedience to God’s call. We encourage you to financially support their efforts as they sacrificially serve their community day after day.
Story of Impact
Bill struggles to breathe. He suffers from lung disease and COPD, conditions exacerbated by the heat in his mobile home and made worse recently with the breakdown of his air conditioning unit. As he anxiously awaits an upcoming appointment with a team of lung specialists, his breathing has deteriorated to the point of having to be hospitalized several times this summer despite increasing his oxygen intake.
Bill’s social worker — a close friend of SERVE 6.8 — shared Bill’s situation with us a few days before SERVE Day. We, in turn, shared it with our partner churches. Moved with compassion, five of them responded with the desire to help Bill within the first 60 minutes! In the end, one church purchased a new air conditioning unit for Bill, another church replaced his other old unit, and yet another church sent a team on SERVE Day to install both units and pray over Bill.
Two days later, Bill’s social worker contacted us to report how much better Bill’s breathing sounded, how thankful he was, and how, according to his doctor, Bill may have been spared another hospitalization because of the help he received.
Watching God work through his church is nothing short of awe-inspiring. At SERVE 6.8 we’re blessed to witness the hands and feet of Jesus in action, doing good and caring well for those in need every day.