Episcopalians across Texas are scrambling to aid people who have lost homes or businesses or family members because of the historic wildfires sweeping across the State. And the Episcopalians are organizing their congregations in case they are the next to be threatened.
Lisa Hines, the rector of Calvary Church, Bastrop Texas is quoted in an Episcopal News Service article:
“”You find hope in the community, because people are calling from all over wanting to know what they can do to help us,” she said. “Those of us who are all in the same boat, are supporting each other. No one is feeling isolated or without possibilities — that’s the hope.
“It’s sad, it’s very sad. It’s grim, but no lives (here in Bastrop) have been lost and that’s good news,” she added.”
The article reports on the way that the Diocese of Texas and the Diocese of Fort Worth has been organizing, and the response efforts of the parishes, as well at what individuals, including firefighters are doing.
Please keep the whole region in your prayers.