S.T.O.P. :: Here are four ways that you can be the hands and feet of Jesus in this difficult time:
1. S - Send :: Be Generous :: Send Cards, Care Packages, + Donations
Donate to Christian Foundation of the West (Select 'Disaster Relief')
Donate to Tim and Lori Jackson
Donate to Gary and Jean Jones
Send Cards + Care Packages to:
℅ Thousand Oaks Police Department
2101 E Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Include items such as: cards, file folders, office supplies (pens, notepads, etc.), toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, chapstick, lotion, etc.), flashlight, batteries, clothing, gift cards, and a Bible / New Testament (no food or flowers).
2. T - Take Time :: Be Present :: Visit Memorial Sites, Neighbors, + Community Events
3. O - Open :: Be Hospitable :: Open Up Your Homes, Especially During the Holidays
4. P - Pray :: Be Prayerful :: Be Constant in Prayer for All Affected by the Shooting and Fires
Pray for the families affected by the shooting (including the family of the shooter), that they would be comforted by God and find hope in the Gospel.
Pray for the families affected by the wildfires, that they would find shelter, help, and hope in this difficult time.
Pray for comfort for our community as they grieve the pain and loss of both the shooting and the fires.
Pray for emergency services, that they would have the stamina, endurance, and wisdom to serve and fight the fires effectively.
Pray for the light of the Gospel to shine bright during this dark and difficult time.
Pray that God would be gracious to save many both physically and spiritually through these tragic events.
Pray for the local churches to do their part in loving and serving our broken community.