Response to the bushfire crisis
Good afternoon, In the light of the current State of Alert which has been put in place to prepare the community for the extreme weather conditions forecast for the ACT and region in the coming days, I have contacted both the local Salvation Army and Communities at Work and advised them of the amenities we have that they might link us into any of the bushfire assistance that are being coordinated by them.
These agencies together with government and emergency services agencies have infrastructure and training to respond in times such as these.
In the meanwhile, there is much that we can do. Here are some suggestions for how we might play our part:
1. Pray for:
We have this assurance that our prayers will be heard:
2 Chronicles 7:13-15 New International Version (NIV) “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.
2. Prepare and to keep safe throughout the crisis days
3. Prepare to play a part in the recovery process:
4. Provide practical help
Situations like this crisis present opportunities for us to dig deep to understand what we each have to offer and to partner with people like us and not like us to do what Jesus would do, and that is to do good to anyone in need.
May the Lord keep you safe at this time and open your eyes to what He wants you to do,
Lead Pastor – Tuggeranong Baptist Church