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We posted a video yesterday of flooding near the Antioch Church of Christ, south of Nashville, Tenn.
Lisa Steele serves as director of English classes and Hispanic ministry at that congregation. She provides this update on the relief effort at the Antioch church:
We are in one of the hardest-hit areas of flooding. We are a staging area for volunteers as well as a distribution point for Chuches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort. Today, we are giving away over $85,000 worth of food boxes and cleaning supplies. Disaster Assistance CoC is preparing 1,000 meals for our community.
We have a large Hispanic population, and many were affected by the flood. We have spent the past two days assessing damages and helping people. It is very sad to see some of the living conditions. However, we have already seen how God is using this to his glory. We have had many people from our community come to our church and offer to help the flood victims. It has been a great opportunity to share God with those who need help and those who want to help and are not a part of a church family.
I feel very privileged to serve those in need and to see so many others serving as the hands and feet of Jesus.
Do you know of relief efforts or needs involving Churches of Christ and church members in the Nashville area? Please leave a comment with details and contact information.
Read other posts on the Nashville flood. The video below is a CBS news report on the “grand ole mess” in the home of the Grand Ole Opry.
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