Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | November 27, 2017

The Best In Us

Hurricane Harvey was bad, really bad! This history-making storm scrawled its ugly and devastating signature across many homes and lives in our community. None of us expected that the devastation would be as bad as it was. At least we hoped it would not be as bad as predicted. However, as the rains continued to fall hour after hour, we all became increasingly anxious — afraid that this hurricane was going to be worse than expected. And it was.

But as bad as Harvey was, the devastation caused by this storm unwittingly became the canvas on which the beauty of Jesus was displayed. We wasted no time in springing into action. Harvey brought out the best in us as we compassionately cared for one another, selflessly assisted our neighbors, and eagerly welcomed complete strangers into our lives and into our homes.

Looking back on it all, I am especially proud of the people of Kingsland and our Katy area churches and non-profit organizations. The worst of Harvey indeed brought out the best in us. Together we met the challenge as we worked hour by hour to mitigate the damage of Harvey and to help the people of our community pick up the broken pieces of their lives. It was a beautiful thing to behold. This kind of neighboring in the worst of times is what makes America great.

Every church in our community along with our local non-profit organizations stepped up in a big way. We worked tirelessly and cooperatively to get the job done. We demonstrated what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Every church and organization that participated has a story to tell — many stories, in fact, that should not be forgotten. The video below tells Kingsland’s story.

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