Texas Friends request prayers

Friends affected by Hurricane Harvey seek prayers from the world family

Flooding in Texas. | Photo: Brant Kelly / Wikimedia Commons.

Friends in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey are asking Friends in Britain and around the world to pray for them. The home of the pastor at Friendswood Friends Church in the Houston area, the church building and many of the church member’s homes have been flooded.

Liz Yeats, the clerk of South Central Yearly Meeting (SCYM), writes: ‘So far Friends in SCYM affected by Harvey are in safe places, no one has suffered injury and [they] are working hard to take care of one another and others.’

She added that ‘first and foremost, Friends in the affected areas are asking for our prayers.’ For Friends who want to give specifically to Friends in need, she said that Live Oak Friends Meeting is discerning whether to set up a fund stewarded by SCYM. ‘There are Friends in Live Oak who have damage to property.

‘There is at least one Friend in Coastal Bend Meeting in Corpus Christi who had damage to her home… and there may be more in Baton Rouge and New Orleans as this crisis continues.’

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