He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
Louisiana Family Forum has boots on the ground this morning in the Lake Charles area, surveying the catastrophic damage and assessing the immediate needs of those affected.
LFF has also been communicating with pastors in the impacted zone and cooperating with elected officials to address the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Laura. As in the floods of 2016 and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Isaac, our focus is answering the question; “How do we help?”
With the 15th anniversary of Katrina and Rita near, we remember how LFF’s Louisiana Pastors’ Network loaned its influence to launch PRC Compassion. Through this network, 1,801,200 people were served, 253,260 volunteer hours were logged, and 17,220 tons of food, water and supplies were distributed! In 2016, that network rallied to coordinate volunteer efforts in the aftermath of the catastrophic flood.
Today the need exists to saddle up again. The storm has ended, the winds are calm, and LFF is on the ground in the impact zone with some of Louisiana’s finest establishing a beachhead to serve the hurting and to marshal resources to those in need. LFF’s vision to forge a place where God is honored, life is cherished, families flourish, and liberty thrives necessitates that we serve with compassion by communicating and cooperating to connect resources with needs.
We have also developed a tool which you can use to communicate with us regarding resources you may possess or needs that you have identified. Would you take a moment to complete this form by clicking here? Please forward this appeal to your pastor, public officials, and other impacted families.
Louisiana pastors and churches remain Louisiana’s best lifeline; they are the battle-ready and seasoned warriors! They run toward the hurting, their problems, and the storms of life. Now, the good people across south, west, and central Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura need our help.
We’ve fought this familiar opponent before and we will prevail again over this storm’s destructive impact. Louisiana’s big need right now is for us to open the lines of communication and facilitate a cooperative response. My team is here to assist in connecting churches and resources to address the needs of the good people of Louisiana.
In His Service –
Gene Mills President Louisiana Family Forum
P.S. If you would like to make a donation toward the Compassion efforts of LFF, please click here.