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MNA Disaster Response TAG Region Newsletter
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SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER
Hurricane Laura Response: Lake Charles, LA
Early on August 27, Hurricane Laura made landfall near peak intensity in Louisiana. This was the tenth-strongest U.S. hurricane landfall by windspeed on record. The storm killed at least 22 people in the US and inflicted an estimated $8 billion in insured damage on southwestern LA and southeastern TX. It was the deadliest hurricane in the US since Hurricane Michael killed 59 in 2018. Hurricane Laura was a deadly and damaging Cat-4 that likely tied the 1856 Last Island Hurricane as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in LA.
MNA has established a work site in Lake Charles, LA and is now accepting volunteers. Here's how you can help:
  • Pray - Pray that God would raise up volunteers and resources necessary to meet the needs of those impacted by this storm. Pray that His name would be proclaimed and that His Son would be made known through this disaster.
  • Give - Consider a gift to support the work that is occurring in Lake Charles and the surrounding area. To donate to this effort, click here.
  • Go - Consider volunteering to help with the recovery of this area. Click here to register your intent to serve.
Hurricane Sally
MNA Disaster Response is closely monitoring Hurricane Sally as it starts to hit the Gulf Coast. We are making contact with churches in the affected area and will be in contact with them as the storm passes through.
e-Multiply Visits the Warehouse
We recently welcomed Don Baret to the area as he filmed a feature on the response to  Easter Sunday tornadoes in the Chattanooga area. This report will be in MNA's e-Multiply newsletter in the coming months. He also filmed several segments at the warehouse. The photos below show warehouse key leaders Shannon Hard and David Lanier as they were interviewed. Not shown are Ricky and Ani Escobar who also were interviewed.

To subscribe to e-Multiply, click here and select MNA News and Events.

 
Redeeming Calamity

What a year! Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, murder hornets, riots in the streets...
And, oh yes, a worldwide pandemic and the ensuing economic crash.

But yet through all these calamities, the Bible is clear that God is not shocked or dismayed by any of these things.
I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things. - Isaiah 45:7 (ESV)

As hard as it may be to conceptualize that God is in control of what we sometimes see as madness, He is truly in control of good times (well-being) and bad times (calamity). His Word also tells us that, "for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose". (Romans 8:28, ESV).

So while it feels like the world is spinning out of control, the simple fact is that evil is real, but it is not ultimate. God is in control. He can and will redeem calamity through His Son. And we are given the opportunity to participate in the redemption of calamity.

Warehouse Quarterly Newsletter
We are now publishing a quarterly newsletter for the MNA Disaster Response Warehouse located in Rome GA. If you would like to learn more about what is happening at the warehouse, click the button below to subscribe.
Subscribe to MNA Warehouse Newsletter

Finishing 2020 Strong

Please consider participating in the redemption of calamity by giving to this vital ministry. Consider a one-time or ongoing gift of any amount to help us finish strong in meeting our budget for the year.

You may give online at give.pcamna.org/to/mike-kennamer

or mail a check designated to TAG Region to:

Mission to North America
TAG Region - Mike Kennamer
PO Box 890233
Charlotte, NC 28289-0233

Thank you for joining us to minister to those who have been impacted by disasters.
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