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Rev.David K. Bernard
General Superintendent for the United Pentecostal Church International Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts Updates
Join me for my upcoming Facebook Live interview, September 13 at 2 pm, Central Time. I will give an update on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, share plans for General Conference in Kansas City, and give you a glimpse into my everyday life.
You may access the broadcast at http://www.facebook.com/upci.org.
From the Desk of Rev.David K. Bernard
General Superintendent for the United Pentecostal Church International
Hurricane Relief Efforts
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas over the greater Houston and Corpus Christi area this weekend. Initially a Category 4 Hurricane, the storm has brought tremendous destruction. As the storm loses power, it is continuing to flood the region with unprecedented amounts of rainfall.
We have received reports that multiple UPCI churches are flooded and that homes of our pastors, ministers, and constituents have been flooded and damaged.
If you would like to help with ongoing relief and recovery efforts, you may give to the following. Donations are tax deductible.
UPCI Relief Fund. We will disburse money to affected churches in coordination with the district.
Here is the full URL:
Texas District UPCI. The South Texas District is mobilizing recovery teams to assess damage and assist churches and individuals in recovery. The district will also attempt to find temporary places for church services and housing as may be needed in the days ahead.
Their websites have links to their donation pages.
Please join Sister Bernard and me in prayer that Houston and the surrounding areas will be spared further flooding and destruction. Let’s also pray for the safety of the people affected including first responders and recovery workers.
Sincerely in Christ,
David K. Bernard
United Pentecostal Church International, 36 Research Park Court, Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Update – Sept 01, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Update
In Texas, 25 UPCI churches and 16 pastors’ homes have been damaged or flooded as well as the homes of many other ministers and saints. Both the South Texas District and the Texas District have set up relief funds and have organized teams to deliver supplies and provide labor for cleanup and rebuilding. Other districts and churches are partnering with them. The UPCI has set up a relief fund and will assist churches in coordination with the districts. The two UPCI-endorsed relief agencies, Reach Out America and Compassion Services International, are aiding the affected communities. District representatives are also coordinating efforts with the Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The UPCI Loan Fund is working with churches to defer loan payments as needed, and Points of Refuge is offering guidance to ministers and their families.
Please continue to pray for those in need, and please consider making a financial contribution. Here are ways you can make tax-deductible contributions through UPCI entities: