Prayer for Puerto Rico, One Great Hour of Sharing Gifts Invited
Please pray for the people of Puerto Rico who are experiencing the most dramatic flooding on the island since Hurricane Maria. The 2022 Hurricane Fiona has dumped over 25 inches of rain and caused massive flooding.
Executive Minister Rev. Edgardo Caraballo lamented, “Currently most of the Island is without electricity service. Since Sunday we activated our Disaster Response Committee. We are taking an inventory of losses and needs among our pastoral families and congregations. We do not have much information yet because communications have been affected and the waters have not yet receded in many communities. But so far we have identified six families in three different churches who lost everything because of the floods.”
Relief efforts will be coordinated through the American Baptist Home Mission Societies. “We are so grateful for ABHMS that serves as the principle channel for distribution of relief funds in the U.S.,” said General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods. “ABHMS has organized a constant flow of volunteers to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017. Please pray, give, and volunteer as you are able to help our Puerto Rico residents recover from this disaster.”
Dr. C. Jeff Woods
American Baptist Churches USA
Persons and churches who wish to give to relief efforts may do so through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Donations to One Great Hour of Sharing can be made via your church; make the church check payable to Philadelphia Baptist Association marked “OGHS PR 2022 Hurricane.” on the memo line and mail to PBA, 8711 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 1928.