Disciples News Service

Southwest Region Churches Struggle To Recover From Ike

Week of CompassionDisciples are responding to the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ike in communities around the country. Week of Compassion has sent grants to several churches in Texas and Louisiana that took the brunt of Ike’s fury. Last week, a $3,500 grant was issued to First Christian Church in Orange, Texas, and a $5,000 grant to First Christian Church in Lake Charles, La. More help will be needed.

"The damage from Ike will equal or exceed that of Katrina and Rita" said Dani Loving Cartwright, Regional Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest. "Many members of affected churches lost everything. We need your help."

In addition, Fredrick Nixon, pastor of Community of Faith Church in Houston, Texas, is requesting prayers and thoughtful petitions of courage and strength for the following: his church, the Coastal Plains Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Houston Association of the United Church of Christ, the La Amistad Love and Learning Academy and the Houston-Galveston community. To learn how to help, go to: www.weekofcompassion.org