by Guest Author — September 16, 2013
The Ignite Your Passion Outreach was a huge success this past weekend. Pastors and Church Leaders in Eagle Pass, Texas had hoped to have a prayer meeting spanning across the bridge (between Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico) which serves as a walkway across the border. They had received permission from city officials but the decision was rescinded at the last minute and therefore the group met in the parking lot at the border and prayed for the border violence and needs of both cities.In spite of this development, over 300 from the community participated in the outreach. The event consisted of a block party, concert, praise dancing, food, and lots of fun. 500 backpacks with schools supplies were distributed to children and youth.
Families are still struggling with repairing their homes which received an overwhelming amount of damage due to the flooding. Building supplies are needed as well as construction teams to assist families in the rebuilding efforts.
Donated supplies should be sent to:Iglesia Bautista Peniel Pastor – Felipe Garcia 1595 Juanita Drive Eagle Pass, Texas 78852
Pastor Garcia is identifying families in his community that need the help so that they can assist them in rebuilding their homes and their lives.
For more information, please contact Gerald Davis, Disaster Recovery and Development Specialist at (214) 828 – 5392 or Marla Bearden ate (214) 828-5382. To learn more about Disaster Recovery opportunities, go to texasbaptists.org/disaster/.