First Baptist ChurchWichita Falls, TX

A Message from our Pastor

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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV)

We are now several weeks into the recovery efforts on the Texas coast.  After Harvey, the cameras have moved on to Florida and the more recent destruction of Hurricane Irma.    However, there is still a great deal of hurt, loss, pain, and anxiety in Texas.

For those who are there, in the midst of it, the shock of loss has worn off and they typically grow discouraged and depressed with the long road ahead to recovery.  For those who are not there, like us, we either forget and move on to the next tragedy or we fall into “compassion fatigue.”

I want to call you to continue your good work.  You have prayed fervently. Many of you have given generously.  Now I want to ask you to go.  If you are physically capable of some fairly tough manual labor, there is a lot of work to be done.

Within the last few weeks, two groups have gone from our church.  Everyone who goes is overwhelmed by the amount of damage, debris, and discouragement.  It is very hard work physically.  It is also emotionally draining to watch people go through a lifetime of memories with only a few items they might salvage. 

This is when the church needs to step forward and show people the love of Jesus.  Rod Payne is coordinating our efforts to “do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers.”  Please consider when you might go and serve our neighbors.

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