We got in touch with Chris Thomas, Teaching Pastor at Raymond Terrace Community Church, a CCCAUS church in NSW, Australia. Chris has also been a speaker at our regional conferences over the past two years, here in NZ.
We asked Chris how we can be praying.
"Here are some general ways you can pray:
- Pray for rain and favourable weather
- Pray for safety for those on the frontline fighting fires
- Pray for believers in the affected zones to demonstrate the gospel in the way they serve their communities
- While we are currently in crisis mode, pray for wisdom in how churches partner with their communities for the long work of rebuilding."
We also loved this response from Massey Community Church in Auckland:
GC3 is coordinating an appeal for bushfire relief through Stewards of NSW and others. If you'd like to give or for more information: https://buff.ly/35q62jj