Hurricane Harvey Devastates: How Can We Help?

By August 28, 2017Uncategorized

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As Hurricane Harvey’s flood waters continue to rise, we are watching and praying to know how to help. We pray for the people of Texas, many of whom are experiencing the loss of all their earthly possessions, and we are watching to determine how best to help. (“Ready…Shoot! Aim” is a poor strategy.)

Here are some answers to the many messages we have received in the past 24-48 hours:

YES. We do have strong partners on the ground with whom we can serve.

YES. We are open to organizing teams to serve on the ground in the areas most impacted.

YES. It is too soon to know exactly what form our help will take. But whatever form, it will most certainly end up coming alongside local churches/believers on the ground to strengthen their serve.

What can you do now?
1) Pray.

2) Go. Consider whether God would have you join an Encompass team to travel to the damage site to help. More about this to come.

3) Give. Although we do not yet know specifics, you can trust us to use and/or channel your funds to help the people of Texas recover from this disaster.

Be among the first to give to help:

-By check  

  • Made out to: Encompass World Partners
  • Mail to: Encompass World Partners, PO Box 3298 Monument, CO 80132-3290
  • Write on note line: Hurricane Harvey/7847

-Online Giving

  • Give by credit card here:

IF you or your church is interested in partnering with us to send a team (or a team member) to help, please contact Barb Wooler at .

PLEASE let us know of your plans to send teams so we can get the word out to others, uphold you in prayer, and celebrate with you as God uses you.

Barb Wooler

Author Barb Wooler

Barb has served with Encompass World Partners in many capacities through the years, mostly in the Central African Republic. In 2015 she became director of Crisis Response, which is her role presently. She loves the outdoors, biking, gardening, and bird watching.

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