Dear Friends of Energize Ministries,

As I write this, much of the Southeast is preparing for major hurricane Irma and the pending damage that is to come.  It seems like an unprecedented season of disasters coming together- even as our team just returned from a relief and evaluation trip to the Houston, TX area.

What we found in Texas was overwhelming and heartbreaking.  In some places, entire communities are still under water. In other areas people are ripping their interior walls down and throwing furniture and piles of personal belongings to the curb to be hauled off to the landfill.


In all of these communities there are pastors and other caregivers who are being pulled on and called upon for the physical, spiritual, financial and emotional needs of their communities.  Many of them have had their own homes and places of worship underwater and have sustained significant damage making it all the more difficult for them to support and serve their own parishioners during these very difficult times.

Our friends at PastorServe recently informed us that within three years of a large scale disaster like this 50% of the pastors and ministry leaders in the area will move away or leave their ministries because they are unable to withstand the added stress.  Unfortunately, many churches will also close without our help and support.

This is a critical time for Energize Ministries to step in and provide support for these pastors- and for YOU to be involved to Help Us Help Texas.
1- PRAY!  Will you take a minute to ask God if He wants you to be involved and to show you how He can use you to help restore these communities?
2- GIVE!  Would you please consider a financial contribution to help us return care for these caregivers?  It’s critically important at this time – and will be over the next several months!
3- GO!  Over the next several weeks and months, we will be taking work teams to physically help some of these smaller churches and their pastors renovate and restore their buildings and places of worship.  Please contact us ASAP if you or your church would be interested in participating or being connected to one of these affected churches.
We are so blessed to already have so many of you as supporters
and contributors to this ministry.  On behalf of all the pastors and other Kingdom leaders in the Houston area, please prayerfully consider these timely requests!