Friday, March 14, 2014

Ministering in the midst of crisis

This past Wednesday, a building explosion occurred in an East Harlem neighborhood. A couple of groups serving with CSM New York City were working with ministries just a few blocks from where the explosion happened. Gratefully, everyone was fine and out of harms way. They were able to help prepare to emergency services to people in the neighborhood. 

As of yesterday, there were 4 who have lost their lives, 63 injured, and 9 people unaccounted for. This has hit our CSM NY team hard, as they have found out that 3 of the 4 who died were members of one of our partnering churches, Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center

Our contact at Beth-Hark let us know that they are all grieving and feeling the tremendous loss. CSM has had a group serving there since the explosion and the church is so thankful that they are coming. This group has been such a blessing to Beth-Hark over these last two days. 
  • Please say a prayer for the families that are affected by this. 
  • Pray that the Lord would continue to use our groups in a mighty - through this church and as they feed and pray for people in the neighborhood. 
  • Pray as we continue to minister to the neighborhood, as they grieve the loss of their loved ones.
To stay updated, please visit CSM New York City's Facebook Page for updates.

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