Subject: Bahamas Update
Dear Pastor/Official Worker,
We are in conversation with CAMA as well our church in the Bahamas as to how best to come alongside of them during this time of crisis and great need. Once we have a plan in place we will inform you all. Rev. Tom Olney has agreed to serve in the role of Disaster Relief Coordinator for our district. He is in contact with CAMA and Rev. Wells in the Bahamas. Once we get updates and put a plan in place we will inform you. Please be in prayer for our churches in the Bahamas and our leaders there as they seek to be the hands and feet of Christ in that country. I am including a brief update I received this morning from Nathan Wells, son of Rev. Genius Wells and serves alongside of him in shepherding our congregation, Chapel on the Hill. These churches are still very much part of our district family as well as our Christ Centered, Acts 1:8 Family.
Update: “Hello, the Bahamas has gone through the worst storm in our history. It’s worse than what you see on the news. In the next few days we will know the exact body count. Many residential settlement are completely destroyed. Families have nowhere to go. There has been an overwhelming show of support from surrounding countries including the United states. At the church we have a few that have experienced loss due to flooding. Our roof has sprung many leaks that has been exposed even more due to the feeder bans that Nassau experienced. Over all, the recovery road ahead will be very long. Mentally, and spiritually people are at a weird point. Sorry I can’t put into words. Pray for the children because this will have an effect on them! I will be in touch.”
Rev. Alfredo E Gutierrez