30 Aug

In light of recent events pertaining to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Houston and the surrounding areas, the Summer Excitement community would like to hear from our students, alumni, staff, and friends affected by the hurricane and the excessive rain that has followed in its wake.  We have all seen events of equal magnitude across the globe over the years, even as recent Hurricane Harvey - Dowtown Houstonas 2005 in southern Louisiana, as Hurricane Katrina displaced thousands of people, leaving many dead, and changing most residents’ lives forever in the process.   But as difficult as it is to watch our fellow man struggle in other areas of the world, it is especially poignant, personal, when similar diversity strikes in one’s own backyard, imminently affecting friends and family.

The Summer Excitement community is especially thoughtful of our students, alumni, staff, and friends in and around the Houston area having to deal with this.  We are certainly actively praying on your behalf as you face months, even years, of putting the pieces back together.  But we would really like to assist those folks in our community in other ways, other than prayer, if possible.

So let’s start by asking any of you affected to share with us.  If you feel led, please share your story in the comment section below, or on our Facebook page, to bring us current with your well-being, immediate status, and perhaps even your current/future needs.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

3 Responses to “HURRICANE HARVEY”

  1. Jason Paul Curtis August 30, 2017 at 2:33 PM #

    I’ve been in Northern VA since 2006, but I’ve been watching the events in Houston constantly. Oddly, just last night in a dream, it occurred to me that I first attended SE 30 years ago this summer – 1987.
    My heart aches for all the friends and family suffering in Texas. I wish more than ever I could be there to help. I’m proud of HPD Officer Jeremy Curtis, who’s been working 13-hour rescue shifts and had to relocate his wife Wendy and son Jackson. Love to all; you have strength and goodwill in overaboundance to recover and show the world Love in action.

    • Jason Moore August 30, 2017 at 9:37 PM #

      I was pretty proud when I saw that pic of Jeremy taking part in the rescue of Harvey victims! I had thought about him during the hurricane, as well as what his role might be as an officer in wake of the storm. Right in the middle of it all, clearly. Very thankful for Jeremy, as well as all of his comrades out making the world a better place!

  2. George Galindo August 31, 2017 at 2:38 PM #

    Most of our students made it out of the storm with minimal damage to their house or other property. One family lost their car and their house flooded, which meant they had to be rescued. Besides that, all of our members are safe and sound! God has been good to us and our community. Please continue praying for our area. We at New Beginnings are committed to helping our members and community return stronger than ever with the help of God!

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