Hurricane Sandy Press Conference in Coney Island
Clothes & Food distribution at FBC
On behalf of Fellowship Baptist Church of Coney Island we want to thank you for your prayers, heartfelt compassion, loving kindness, and generosity. We thank God that in a time when the mindset of the world seems to be one of "me, me, me" your mindset is one of "how can we help you?" The need in Coney Island has been great due to the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane added about 40,000 to the already staggering homeless population in NYC. In Coney Island many lost their home's and many are still without lights or heat. They find themselves in search for food & water daily and clothes for warmth. That is why we so greatly appreciate all that you have donated to our church and to our community. In Matthew 25:40 Jesus says in regards to feeding, clothing, visiting the sick and visiting the brethren in prison "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me." We know we are not saved by works but rather we are saved by grace through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Ephesians 2:8, but our Lord does remind us in James 2:17 "faith without works is dead." So we thank you for your work that has been a blessing to our church and the community in Coney Island. When the relief efforts are over in Coney Island we will still be here ministering in our Sunday service, Homeless ministry, Addictions Victorious in Christ ministry, Bible studies, Prayer Station (street evangelism), and Children's Bible Club. These ministries were established long before Hurricane Sandy struck. By the grace of God our church has been in Coney Island since 1980. If you are ever in New York City please feel free to stop by Fellowship Baptist Church of Coney Island. Our Sunday service is at 11am. Our sermons are on www.SermonAudio.com/PastorRubino
May the Lord bless you and your families for blessing so many others.
In His Service, Elder Angel Vega
FBC Hurricane Sandy Relief