…ministry begins.

The recent flooding has left hundreds displaced throughout Tennessee. Schools canceled, possessions lost, cars totaled, some even lost their lives!

Wherever there are hurting people, there is an opportunity to minister to them.

2 Corinthians 1:34 – 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Be on the lookout for ways to reach the people around you. Something as simple as helping someone clean up some debris in their yard or clear out water from their basement can go a long way. Even if you can’t do that, offering to cook a meal or buying some basic necessities for the family could be a great hands-on way to show them that you care.

I don’t know what the next few weeks and months hold as far as clean up and rebuilding, but I learned of an organization that is organizing people who want to help. They’re called Hands On Nashville and they’re all about helping people in the community.

Click HERE to go to their website and sign up as a volunteer. They will contact you after you sign up and you may have an opportunity to be a “hands on” part of the solution and ministry in many people’s lives!

Regardless of whether you leave Clarksville to help or not, there’s ministry everywhere, so keep your eyes open.

Also if you know of any other organizations that are accepting volunteers or if you think of any other practical ways to be involved and help to reach our community, leave a comment here and let me know so that I can let others know as well!