Thursday, April 28, 2011


     Tornadoes rolled through the South last night causing significant destruction and death. Over 240 confirmed deaths so far, including several in Tennessee. With the storms comes a great opportunity for the people of God to respond in the love of Christ. 
      We've been emphasizing giving at Magna View this year. I've shared with our church that I'm praying we become a church that gives more than we keep. I want to share with you a couple of opportunities to give in response to the needs left by the storms: 
        A friend and co-worker of Anjanette Large at Walters State, Susie Harrison and her family were victims of a tornado in Greeneville last night and lost everything. The modular home in which they lived was destroyed.  Susie's daughter and family lived with them.  The family is in need of clothing and personal items.  
Women's clothing needed:  size X-large (16-18), size 9 shoes
Men's clothing needed: size Large
Toddler boys clothing needed:  Size 3T
Baby girl clothes needed:  Size 6-9 month
We'll be collecting these items this Sunday morning, May 1
      Also, the Tennessee Baptist Convention has set up a fund for those affected by the tornadoes. Money given will go to help with disaster relief and rebuild of homes. We'll receive a special offering this coming Sunday to help. You can make your check out to Magna View Baptist Church and put "Spring 2011 Tornadoes and Storms Fund"
      Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.    Luke 6:38 (NKJV)