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Please consider a generous gift this week (And through the month of October) to help one of our sister churches directly affected by Hurricane Irma.
Below is more information from our One Focus network director, Pastor Dan Backens.
Dear One Focus Pastors and Leaders,
On behalf of the Executive Leadership Team, I share this with great urgency.
As you all are aware, Hurricane Irma devastated Florida leaving countless neighborhoods, churches, and businesses in ruins. The Florida Times-Union reports that Jacksonville’s Mayor Lenny Curry called the storm a disaster “of the magnitude we have not seen in 150 years,”.
At the center of this disaster in Jacksonville are our very own Pastors Adam and Candice Smithyman and Freedom Destiny Church (FDC). We are very grateful the Lord spared their lives. Adam and Candice had to abandon their home which was surrounded by flood waters. Thankfully they found safety at their son and daughter-in-law’s.
The road to recovery will be long. But with the Lord’s help One Focus Network is taking steps to come alongside the Smithymans as they work to rebuild the lives of their congregants, both spiritually and physically.
Besides receiving and sending an offering to the church in Jacksonville, another way we invite you to be of help is by joining or recruiting others to be a part of a network-wide construction team(s). In addition to the Smithyman’s home, other congregants have experienced loss. As soon as their needs are known, we will mobilize.
Standing together in crisis,
Pastor Dan Backens
One Focus Network