TURKEY & SYRIA EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
Our Mission of the Month for March will be to help support the many people affected by the catastrophic earthquake that devastated large areas in Turkey and Syria last month. As we have learned, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the area on February 6, 2023, and was quickly followed by a second 7.5 magnitude earthquake; having caused massive destruction, leaving scores homeless and accounting for the deaths of over 40,000 souls, with that number predicted to only increase.
The Missions Team has chosen Samaritan’s Purse as the charity to which any funds collected will be donated to. Samaritan’s Purse was on the ground in Turkey within days of the earthquake, deploying 100 Disaster Assistance Response Team members which helped facilitate the setting up of Emergency Field Hospitals equipped with many patient beds, Emergency Operating Rooms and pharmacies. Other critical supplies such as food and hygiene items, solar lights, blankets and temporary housing is also being provided by Samaritan’s Purse.
Please prayerfully consider donating towards helping to meet the needs of those who are so desperately in need of vital assistance in Turkey and Syria. As always, any monetary donations should be made payable to the church with a note that they are desired to be used for the March MOM or Earthquake Relief. You may also give on our website or our mobile giving app. under the General Donation dropdown choose March MOM (Earthquake Relief).
Thank you for always being the loving and caring congregation that you are. The outreaching of our hearts to the hearts in Turkey and Syria can help sustain the lives of those who are in such dire need; the lives that we are called to serve.