Eddie Bevill on How the Pandemic Grew Our Church in Surprising Ways

The local church is God’s plan A for life change in any community. It is always right for us to take on that mantle of leadership, but especially when there are critical needs to be met. The challenges of this past year have brought many needs to the surface. It has been hard work but also wonderful as the Lord has used many churches, just like ours, to see some of those met. Our church has been beautifully stretched as we’ve watched the Lord use us in reaching others.

Poverty has always been an issue, both internationally and throughout the United States, but the economic fallout from COVID-19 has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on low-income people who were already struggling. And it’s even worse for many other countries globally.

I am the lead and teaching pastor at Parkridge Church in Coral Springs, Florida, where we have seen first-hand the economic impact of the pandemic. We saw this as an opportunity to step up, make a positive difference, and show the church in action.

Making a Difference
The scale of the problem seemed overwhelming. We knew we needed to work with an organization that could support us in providing relief to our congregation and our community.

We partnered with Food For The Poor (FFTP), one of the largest international Christian relief and development organizations, to provide food, water, and essential household products for those in our community still struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Source: Christianity Today