Six men from Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church traveled to Houston, Texas, in conjunction with North Creek Presbyterian Church, for 7 days to help people rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. We were told that within 48 hours the area where we labored in Dickenson, TX received 55 inches of rain within 48 hours. Somewhere between 130,000 and 150,000 homes in the Houston area were damaged or destroyed as a result of the storm that hit in late August 2017. Our trip took place Sunday, February 25 – Saturday, March 3, 2018. The goal was to help restore hope and shelter for some special people whose lives had been shattered.
Our group worked in cooperation with Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston became our base of operation from which we went into the community to serve people with the heart of Christ. Men and women with varying kinds and levels of skills were invited on the trip, and our team ended up being comprised of 2 skilled electricians, 2 very knowledgeable assistances to the electricians, a gifted builder, and a willing pastor who tackled much needed yard work. Our team included Mike Adams, Don Anderson, Jeff Johnson, Butch Slayton, Ernie Swanson, and Mike Young. The majority of our work was done on the home of Jerome and JoAnn Anselmo. Our team was blessed to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus to the Anselmos and experienced the joy of sharing Christ’s love in tangible ways.
Watch videos below about Lake Forest Park PC's 2018 Houston Relief Mission Trip.
First 40 seconds of the CNN story shows the neighborhood where the Lake Forest Park PC team went:
Watch two videos of a 1) Trip photo collage and 2) Testimony from a participant, Jeff Johnston: