Come Together (Right Now) by Michael S. Tyrrell
(Sept. 5, 2017)
I write you today with a heavy heart. As I am sure you are aware, the great state of Texas has been devastated by hurricane Harvey.
Texas is very near and dear to my heart. In fact, every Wholetones project was recorded in studios located in Dallas, TX. I have so many friends in Houston, and even more friends in Beaumont, the focus of recent catastrophic flooding. Seeing friends houses underwater, people being airlifted from the hospital because the primary and secondary water source was cut off, airboats cruising down streets where cars usually drive, volunteers looking for stranded people, or their pets, leaves a lasting image in your mind.
Dear friends, with all of the division in our country right now, the only redemptive thread in a disaster is…it brings people together. Our nation, needs to come together, right now. I am thankful that unlimited support has been promised from the government, Houston has already begun to see millions of dollars pour in from professional sports franchises, millionaires, and people all over our amazing country.
So, I want to focus on a city that has not received the same attention, but has needs that are overwhelming…Beaumont, Texas.
I have worked with a ministry in Beaumont for years called “Stones Crying Out Ministries.” In my 34 years of ministry, I have yet to find a ministry that operates at the level of integrity that this one does. Vick and Katha Nelson have not only funded the ministry with their own money, they also run one of the highest academically accredited, homeschool co-ops in the country. Vick and Katha have told me that their entire city is totally devastated. The flood waters are rising, and the city drinking water has been shut down. The largest hospital in the city has been shut down and evacuated. In the midst of all of that, the folks at Stones Crying Out have been “on the front lines” of this disaster, using an air boat to rescue trapped people, providing diapers to mothers who’ve had to flee their homes with nothing, assisting people in locating shelters, giving food, water, and anything else they can to the people of Beaumont. All of these sacrifices done in Christ’s name, with no expectation of anything in return.
I’ve also been very impressed with the work Franklin Graham’s Samaritan's Purse organization has been doing. They are another organization with high integrity, low overhead, and are on the front lines of the fight to help people suffering from the hurricane and flooding.
So, I’m writing today to ask you to help me help Beaumont by doing one the following:
#1 You can make a tax-deductible donation directly to Samaritan's Purse. This organization, headed by Franklin Graham, is right in the thick of things, and has a high accountability and low overhead, you can be confident your tax-deductible donation will go directly to helping those in need. Donate here: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/all-disaster-units-to-texas-hurricane-harvey/
#2 Purchase any product from Wholetones during the month of September and we'll be donating 5% of the profits for the entire month to help the Stones Crying Out ministry. That’s right 5% of ALL profits for all sales this month will be given directly to benefit this local ministry making a difference in Beaumont, Tx. Click here to make a purchase that will make a difference→ http://store.wholetones.com (Share this email and link with friends and family too!)
#3 Participate in our “Buy one, GIVE one” promotion for Wholetones TO GO. (Buy a Wholetones TO GO for yourself or for a friend or loved one. For every Wholetones TOGO purchased, we will ship a unit to our partners at Stones Crying Out Ministries in Beaumont, TX to be handed out to someone who is in desperate need of the peaceful stress relief Wholetones music can provide. This ministry is currently supporting hundreds of people in the immediate Beaumont area with emergency services of every kind. CLICK THIS LINK to participate in this limited time promotion.
That's it! Pick one, or all three of the above.
It’s times like this when you suddenly realize what is really important in life, and it has nothing to do with politics, heretics, economics, or semantics…it is all about love, and human kindness. This is your opportunity to do something for someone you don’t know…that they can’t do for themselves. It is the right thing to do, my deepest gratitude, in advance for your love, prayers, and benevolence. May God bless you, and the great state of Texas.
Michael S. Tyrrell
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