On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida gulf coast devastating the city of Mexico Beach and surrounding areas. As tragic an event, this was, it opened a door of opportunity, for the Lord’s people. There is a small congregation of the Lord’s church, located just a few miles out of Mexico Beach, which meets in the Over-street community. Once the storm passed, members began rescue efforts at this location and which soon became relief efforts. Over the following weeks, it became a privilege of the Ironaton church of Christ to assist in this good work.
Growing out of our efforts with Hurricane Micheal, the Ironaton congregation formed a Disaster Response Team. Our elders will oversee this team as they go forth to relieve and minister in disaster-stricken areas. In order to be better prepared for events, we have limited our direct involvement in different categories: for tornadoes, we will respond within a 3-hour radius of Talladega, AL and a 6-hour radius for hurricanes. Although no one looks forward to disasters, we hope to bring glory to God by our service every time we serve and provide relief for those affected.