Abaco may be hurt and wounded, but she is far from out! It will take some time for her to heal and flourish again but Abaco is strong.
Already, the Marsh Harbour Church of Christ has resumed worship on Sundays under the leadership of its minister, Leslie Rolle.
I had the privilege of speaking with Leslie yesterday and I was encouraged by his spirit. He was on-island when Dorian hit Abaco. He, his wife, and son, along with others who had fled to his house after theirs were flattened, endured the hurricane and huddled in his home as a third of his own home's roof was torn away.
I discussed with him the relief efforts being implemented by CrossWay Missions and our progress so far. I also informed him of I.D.E.S. and the relief they will be providing to the church via CrossWay Missions. We spoke of other stateside churches and the relief efforts they are engaging in… his attitude was one of thankfulness and gratitude coupled with determination.
Abaconians are strong.
I'm planning a 3-4 day trip to Marsh Harbour on or about the first week in December to deliver the funds CrossWay Missions has raised, to see the work that needs to be done for the local church firsthand, and to reunite with my Abaco brothers and sisters. Anyone who has an interest in the Marsh Harbour church that would like to join me on this trip, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join with me in daily prayers for Abaco and the church at Marsh Harbour. If you or your church has not yet contributed to the Marsh Harbour Church of Christ Relief Fund, please consider helping these brothers and sisters in Christ.
Abaco is strong because our God is strong!