FGEA Home Missions Director Ronnie Swadley Jr.(right) made 2 trips down to Texas after Hurricane Harvey on behalf of our Home Missions Department, leading a team of workers on the second trip. Our FGEA Churches along with Eastside Assembly of God in Bentonville and Equip the Nations Ministry were able to bring food and aide that has touched thousands of people.
The team took over $12,000.00 (FGEA Members and Member Churches gave just over $5000.00 to assist the outreach). Swadley pastors River of Life Fellowship in Bentonville which was also a contributor the relief effort.
“We were able to help FGEA Pastor Andy Andrews (left) and his family as well,” says Swadley who searched for, found and purchased a much-needed dehumidifier for Andrews who’s house was flooded in the storm. Andrews’ church, Harvest Christian Center, was spared from the flood and the congregation has been working to bless many in the area. Andrews said that they personally had been “amazingly blessed!”
Swadley also reported that they worked with River of Faith Church from Jacket, Missouri. “They have a mobile kitchen and have fed over 15,000 meals there. We fed over 1000 in the one day that we worked with them.” The mobile kitchen enables them to prepare and take meals out into the community.
`The relief work is mostly in the construction phase now,” says Swadley. “Thank you again for all the prayer and support that made this effort possible.”