Texas Congregation Dries Out Flood-Damaged Church

Date Posted: 9/4/2017

A little over a week ago, as Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas, senior pastor Jack Matkin canceled Sunday services, fearing the coming calamity. His assessment was correct. When Harvey arrived in this southeastern Houston suburb of nearly 20,000, the rains fell torrentially and the bayou rose precipitously. Floodwaters rushed into the church and poured into the main sanctuary. When the sun finally came out again, the colored light coming through the stained glass shone down on a pool of brown water several feet deep. For several days, dozens of volunteers from Dickinson and all over Texas went to work. 

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