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Michael Aftermath: Post-Hurricane Help Needed Now (updated Oct. 31)

The cross remains on the Panama City church’s sign!

By Carl Stagner

One hundred fifty-five miles per hour. That’s how powerful Hurricane Michael’s winds were when the Category Four monster made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 10. Meteorologists are calling the storm the strongest to ever hit the continental United States since Hurricane Andrew of 1992. In its wake, Michael left behind widespread catastrophic damage, leveling homes and businesses, and claiming the lives of at least nineteen, as the search for missing persons continues. The Church of God was not left unscathed; to date, two congregations have reported damage to their church building and their homes. As information continues to be collected by state ministry offices and Church of God Ministries, Church of God congregations across the country are already responding to the imminent and critical needs of funds, supplies, time, and labor. Continue reading

Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Update

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By Stephen Lewis and Carl Stagner

As Hurricane Matthew continues its slow move up the East Coast of the United States after crossing the Caribbean, Church of God people on the ground are beginning to assess damage and to minister to those who have been devastated, particularly in Haiti. Over the coming days, we will continue to monitor the path of the hurricane as its makes landfall, speaking with state pastors and others on the ground. Continue reading