MARKINC’s mission is to give help and hope for the hurting and we want to do just that for the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Many of us have only seen a glimpse of the destruction and devastation these people are facing through the news coverage but the realty is much worse for those living through the storm. Many have lost everything and have a long road ahead of them until they feel a sense of normal again.  Here at MARKINC, we believe our God is sovereign and that we can trust him even through the storms of life.  We want to encourage and equip you to give real help and hope to these suffering people and here’s how.


Help

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We support and recommend with great confidence (all three belong to ECFA) that your donations will be used with the greatest integrity and impact for those who are hurting through these organizations:

  1. Mission to North America
  2. Samaritan’s Purse
  3. MARKINC If you prefer, you can give through MARKINC. Type TEXAS in the comment box and 100% of your gift will go directly to those in need in Texas.

One more suggestion made to us by a family in Texas. Adopt a family that is struggling to rebuild. Send gift cards directly to that family. If you do not know anyone, ask friends for suggestions. Many of us know families who have lost everything and receiving gift cards directly will help them immediately. Make sure you send them to where they are living – not necessarily to their home. Consider a long term commitment to that family. 

Hope

We will periodically update our website with more options for helping rebuild through well planned mission trips through Mission to North America. Our true hope is found in our savior Jesus Christ!  We hope you will commit to praying for these hurting people.   Please join us as we come together as a nation to offer help and hope, praying for our fellow Americans, the people who are “boots on the ground” helping to rebuild, and especially for those who are offering tangible help and hope in the name of Jesus. Pray for those who escaped with their lives and will soon have to face the reality that precious family pictures, heirlooms and their homes are gone. We suggest these scriptures that offer encouragement and hope when life is hard:

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

Romans 12:12

"For whatever was written in former days waswritten for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him."

Lamentations 3:21-24