Local Churches Pray for Hurricane Relief

By: Erich Spivey
By: Erich Spivey

September 4, 2005
With the death and destruction on the Gulf Coast, thousands locally are heading to church for some answers. News 12 is on your side showing you how local churches are praying for relief.

At Stevens Creek Community Church, it’s a somewhat somber service. It’s the first Sunday service since the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.

“It all boils down to just fully relying on God and trusting in him in the future, when times come that are tough and unbearable we just have to look up,” said Gene Jennings, Stevens Creek Community Church.

It’s a similar message this Sunday at First Baptist Church of Augusta, which has already sent a monetary donation.

“Our church also wants to pray for those dealing with the relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region. If our facility is needed, we’re ready to help in any way we can. We’ve offered our facilities in that way,” said Roger Murchison, First Baptist Church.

And at the First Baptist Church across the river in North Augusta, they’re collecting truckloads of food and water.

“We’ve already sent one truck out. We switched our trailers yesterday. We filled that one up with water, that one had to go out and we’ve almost filled this one up behind you,” said Hollis Smith, First Baptist Church.

A gentle touch and songs of hope as some ask themselves why? But then, many are asking, what can I do to help?

And a reminder, Warren Baptist Church is also accepting donations for hurricane evacuees who are being sheltered in their church.

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