The generosity of this body in this time of need is humbling. The outpouring of funds to the individuals hurt most by the fires is so encouraging to see. We would like to take a moment to inform everyone about Refuge’s perspective on this type of direct giving.
Like many of you, I am asking, how can I help? As we look around us on social media and even the surrounding hills, we find that the needs seem so great. Most of you already know that as of 2:00pm, our county Sheriff informed us that all the shelters are well manned and resources are plenty. We’ve been told...
I don’t know how you even begin a public post about something so incredibly devastating. We are only hours into this chaos and we’re hearing news of those in and connected to our fellowship who have lost the homes they grew up in. Most, if not all of us, fled our homes in the early hours of the morning grabbing only what we deemed necessary for survival. We’re all probably asking things like: What do I do if I lose everything? Why is this happening? How do we rebuild our lives and how do we rebuild and help heal our city?
Paul and Allison Beeghly are missionaries in Thailand. They shared a bit about their ministry last summer at Refuge - you can read more about it on this blog post, Allison & Paul's Mission. They've been living in Thailand for half a year now and wrote an update for us. If you'd like to support them financially or read more about their ministry, you can visit their website Beegs Abroad.
Two weeks ago, I was in Uganda on a missions trip. Within a day I traveled from the tropical Pearl of Africa to the chilly Northern European hub of Amsterdam to the rainy City by the Bay. That’s three continents in one 24 hour period and I was still able to check social media updates and buy a book on Amazon while doing it.