A brief post drawing attention to an article on the national EFCA blog by Katie Arnold of the EFCA Texas and Oklahoma District. Katie writes about Jaron Jones’ Shine Bible Fellowship in Cypress and in helping out in the community after Hurricane Harvey.
“To fold the hands in prayer is well, to open them in charity is better.”
“Charity sees the need not the cause.“
O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry!
Listen when I cry to you for help!
Accept my prayer as incense offered to you,
and my upraised hands as an evening offering.
Psalm 141:1-2 NLT
This is a recommended read that I want to put forward for people to look at. Not every post about the EFCA should be about scandal or problems. Its my goal in writing this blog to draw attention to the positive inside the EFCA as well. This recommended read comes from Katie Arnold and is on the national EFCA church blog. Katie is on staff at Restore Austin. Restore is a recent church plant in the Texas and Oklahoma District. Katie is from the midwest and attended the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minnesota. Karen worked with EFCA ReachGlobal from 2003 until 2015. Katie also works in the EFCA Texas and Oklahoma District as the Director of Ministry Effectiveness.
Katie wrote about Jaron Jones Shine Bible Fellowship and the role that is being played by this recent church plant in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. You can read Katie’s post in, “Keeping a Church Plant and a Community Afloat.” The Wondering Eagle followed and wrote about the EFCA in Texas during and after Hurricane Harvey. You can also read the following posts about Shine Bible Fellowship. “Hurricane Harvey Hits Houston, and How 15 Evangelical Free Churches and the National EFCA are Responding; Plus Some Guidance for the EFCA Concerning this Issue” and “As Hurricane Harvey Aims at Houston Jaron Jones of Shine Bible Fellowship Gets It; How Many Evangelical Pastors Fail to Address Situations in their Midst.” This is a brief post but something I wanted to publish and get filed away under the EFCA Texas and Oklahoma District. That is it for the day guys, know that you are loved.