Sovereign Grace Churches

UPDATE FROM OUR SISTER-CHURCH NEAR HOUSTON

This update is from Darrel Schiel from Sovereign Grace Church in Pearland, TX, which is a suburb of Houston. At the bottom, he shares 3 prayer requests.

Dear Sovereign Grace Family, 

The expressions of wholehearted love and care we have received from you and your churches during and immediately after the historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey have had a significant strengthening impact on our hearts. We are so very grateful for all your prayers. 

We want to thank those of you who were able to join us on the ground to help with our immediate needs. Also, thank you for your sacrificial giving to the Sovereign Grace Churches Relief Fund. Additionally, thank you for the many who have expressed a desire to come and help us with ongoing work. We have been overwhelmed, not by the flood waters, but by the grace of our Lord Jesus and the love of his people. 

We know there are many months of challenging hard work ahead. Nevertheless, by God’s grace we have made significant strides in the meeting of our neighbors’ most critical needs. Specifically, over 90 volunteers made up of Sovereign Grace Church Pearland and other Sovereign Grace churches have worked together to help over 30 flooded families begin the arduous process of getting their homes healthy so they can plan to rebuild. The removal of water damaged possessions, drywall and flooring is a brutal reality for those households who were flooded. As we have gently served two families from our church, friends, and neighbors, we have had the opportunity to demonstrate God’s grace to those in significant need. Thank you for playing a vital part in all these efforts. 

Many of you continue to ask how you can help. First we ask that you continue to pray. As Spurgeon said, “The power of prayer can never be overrated.” Below are three ways in which you can pray for Sovereign Grace Church Pearland. Second, while our immediate need for outside help has lessened due to the outpouring of helping hands, we may need assistance in the upcoming weeks and months.

Thank you, Sovereign Grace Church family, for all the gospel work you are doing in your cities, communities, and neighborhoods. We are greatly blessed by the loving partnership we have together in the gospel. 

Yours in Christ,

Darrel Schiel

Sovereign Grace Church Pearland

PRAYER REQUESTS:  

Please pray for continued wisdom and strength as we serve over the next few months. We love our neighbors and desire to see them whole. 

Please pray that God would continue to use us not only to see houses made whole but souls made whole through the loving proclamation of the Gospel.

Please pray for us as we move into our new building; that this new facility will be used by God as a beacon for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.