As followers of Christ we are called to serve those around us. We aren't able to do everything, but we can all do something. In these times of crisis it's most clear that we truly are better together. Below are some ways that we can be the church and respond to this crisis.
Never underestimate the power of prayer (see James 5:13-18). Commit to spending time each day praying for those who have been affected. Pray specifically for the local churches that are in the thick of it as they provide basic needs and spiritually needs to the victims of these disasters. Also pray for the American Red Cross, Samaritan's Purse & Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. Pray for provision, endurance and that the name of Jesus is lifted high during this difficult time. Pray too that God would reveal how He may be calling you to help. And ultimately, pray that people would be pointed to Jesus, even amidst such hardship.
As a church, Rolling Hills has given financial support to Samaritan's Purse as they continue to serve with first responders and receive volunteers to help the people in these communities rebuild. If you would like to give online, we have created a "disaster relief" fund on our giving page where you can designate gifts that will be used to help people rebuild their lives.