Mission Rockport

On August 25th Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, TX.  It would go on to devastate large sections of the Texas Coast.  Since August, two more hurricanes hit Florida and Puerto Rico, and have left FEMA stretched very thin.  

I have been talking with a Pastor in the town of Rockport, a town hit directly by the eye of the hurricane.  And we have been talking about the damage done and the current needs.  Schools have still not opened.  Many businesses still have no building to operate from.  So as we have been talking, I have asked about the needs there in the small Texas town.  And they have asked for one thing: construction gear.  Chainsaws, shovels, gloves, rakes, etc.  Their church has been destroyed, but their food pantry survived, so they operate out of there giving aid to those who are rebuilding.  

So, I am filling up a truck with gear and driving it down to Texas.  And when I get there, I am going to give the truck to this ministry.  I hope to take pictures and videos of what has happened down there so people can see.

All this week I will be preparing to leave, and I will drive down this weekend.  If you want to help this church minister to their town, I could use new chainsaws, and I also need flat nosed and spade nosed shovels.  If you want to give a couple dollars to help with gas or purchase supplies, that’d be helpful too.  Also, please pray I have the strength to drive that 24-hour drive without incident.  

A few people have already helped to make this possible, and for them, I am extremely grateful.  

To Texas!

-Ernesto Alaniz

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