Through our Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, we have seen God move in the lives of our neighbors and city. We're hearing these stories also and we want to make sure they are shared broadly so Jesus is magnified through these days of service. If you have a Hurricane Harvey story to share, please fill out the form below.

September 9, 2017

Soaked Wedding Albums and Deep Joy – Amy Kidd

I am overwhelmed with the love, hard work, great attitudes, and hope in our city. It is hard for these homeowners that are coming back to their homes today. Many are returning even after a crew has gutted their home and their stuff is on the curb. Many don’t have flood insurance, many are single moms, many are elderly or disabled. Today we pulled out wedding albums of an elderly woman and found soaking wet […]
September 5, 2017

Christ In Us – Far East Houston – Matt Barnes

Harvey hit East Houston (Aldine, Mt. Houston, Trinity, Houston Gardens) worse than I’d imagined – most houses we worked in had 3-5 feet of flooding. At that water level, all furniture, appliances, and keepsakes are typically ruined. We worked for five days straight demoing drywall, hugging kids who couldn’t return to school for weeks, carrying water-laden diapers, chasing down dogs, and praying with property owners who have lost everything. In a six house complex, we […]
September 4, 2017

We were NOT alone… – Andrea Atripaldi

Being the wife of an EMS provider for more than 30 years, I am familiar with riding the storm out on my own with our girls. But the storms we experienced in Portland, Maine and Concord, North Carolina are nothing compared to what Harvey brought on. My youngest daughter and I were alone with our three dogs and two cats. As the weekend of Harvey progressed, it became more and more obvious that this was […]
September 3, 2017

The “Everything Else” group – Eric Moore

I’ve helped to lead the “everything else” group alongside Paul Herndon – a guy I used to give the head nod to while walking my kids to the Alamo. Very quickly, I have come to understand that these few days working together, working this “bigger than all of us” challenge with an amazing team has moved us from aquantiances to brothers. Our area includes all of the areas that span across the north part of […]
September 2, 2017

A Friendly Face – Taylor Wilson

As a “leader”, I’m not sure I did all that much manual labor my first day of serving our city but what I did do was observe a lot of Jesus moments. Coincidences that were clearly orchestrated by our God, heart moments that poured out people’s unique gifts, and questions that could only be answered with Jesus. One of my biggest take away moments from day one was with a couple volunteering from the Spring […]
September 2, 2017

Great Day in Meyerland! – Kaley Uptergrove

Great day out here in Meyerland! This house was a large undertaking of about 2700 sq. ft , one story where the entire house flooded more than 3 ft.! Homeowner rented the property out to about 7 people and so both homeowner and renters were so grateful for the help!! The renters were so moved by our help that they came to us and said “where is your church located? This is the kind of […]