“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.
The Care Team consists of members from our congregation who have a special desire to go above and beyond in providing aid to those in need. This team of passionate men and women often cook meals for families when someone has fallen sick, help families in relocating by arranging volunteers or providing moving materials, or simply serve as a confidant during challenging times.
The mission of Christ is to love and serve. The Care Team embodies this principle by forming genuine relationships with members and identifying opportunities where they can be of assistance. In 2017, Houston witnessed a Category 4 hurricane, Hurricane Harvey, that resulted in $125 Billion in damages according to the National Hurricane Center. The damages ensued surpassed any other natural disaster in U.S. history except for Hurricane Katrina. As a result, many homes flooded, including the home of one of our church members. The water level rose to such elevated levels that the family had no choice but to await the national helicopters to rescue them from the rising waters. Throughout all the chaos, the family managed to stay connected through the church WhatsApp. Upon hearing their situation through the group messages, Br. Rajan rose to the occasion and coordinated with a team of fellow church members to source a small rowboat. They loaded the rowboat onto a truck and drove as far as they safely could. When the waters rose to dangerous levels, they lowered the boat and rowed through the rest of the flooded streets, to rescue the stranded family. Br. Rajan does not consider what he did that day to be heroic, he humbly stated that it was ‘the right thing to do for someone you care about.’