After causing intense devastation on many Caribbean islands, Hurricane Irma barreled through Florida, leaving millions without power and causing widespread destruction. Hand of Hope partnered with Next Level Church, Convoy of Hope, Trinity Church, Christ Fellowship, Celebration Church, Bayside Community Church, Action Church, Faith USA, Teen Challenge and Honoring the Father to help provide immediate relief.
After the storm, we met up with Christ Fellowship, Convoy of Hope and Celebration Church in Florida. So many families were without power for days on end. These outreaches were able to provide basic necessities like water, food and even charging stations for their phones. Because of our generous partners, families in Florida were reached with the love of Christ. Families like this one:
This is just one example of how your generosity has brought hope to so many people who are suffering in Florida.
We do not need to strive for power or hope to have power someday; we have power now! The same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in us (see Rom. 8:11) and we can be quickened (filled with life) by that power. This is not a onetime filling that slowly drains out of us as the days go by, but we can be filled day by day and even moment by moment. We can constantly and continually experience God’s presence and power in our lives. When we belong to Him, there is never a time when His power is not accessible to us.