The immense loss of life, devastation, and destruction left behind by recent hurricanes and earthquakes is heartbreaking. We turn to our Lord in this time of need as people and communities throughout Texas, Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Caribbean begin to piece their lives back together. Let us continue to pray for them on their long road to recovery and share our financial resources generously. Therefore, we will take up a special second collection this weekend (September 23-24) to assist in relief efforts.