How to Pray for and Help One Another in Times of Emergency

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common... There was not a needy person among them… - Acts 4:32, 34

Dear High Pointe,

We are presently experiencing a winter storm beyond any of our experiences or memories. Travel is not recommended and communication is spotty. The elders are praying for all of you, but we do not know who has power and who does not. We don’t know whose internet is working and whose is not. We don’t even know whose phones are working and whose are not.

Here is what we are asking you to do.

1. In case of an emergency, call 911 if you are able.

2. If you need non-emergency help, call the church office at 512-837-7725. Our office is closed, but we are answering the phones. If you don’t get an immediate answer, leave a message and someone will contact you as soon as possible.
            a. Let us know if you are without power or heat.
            b. Let us know if you have need of basic necessities like food and water.
            c. Let us know if you have any other urgent needs.

3. If you are able to make phone calls or text, please check on other High Pointe members.
            a. Contact members of your Life Group
            b. Contact members in your circle of friends
            c. Contact members who live by you.
            d. Contact our senior adults - use the directory
            e. Contact other members as you work through the directory

4. If you have power and are able to help or host other members who are in need, call the church office and let us know.

5. If you have a 4x4 and are able to go out and get basic needs for members who are unable to go out, call the church office and let us know.

Again, we are praying for you all, but we also want to know what needs you have. The elders are in similar conditions as many of you. Still, we have been trying to coordinate efforts to make sure our members are cared for. It’s been a joy to hear how High Pointe is already caring for one another. It is during these times when we see the church loving one another. As we do, we provide a powerful witness to the world around us (Acts 2:44-47).

May the Lord have mercy on us and our city,

Your Elders

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