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Though Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, its impact is still being felt. More people are actually in danger from cholera associated with contaminated water after the hurricane than from the actual hurricane itself. To combat this The Branch will be drilling wells with the Christian Relief Fund in the coming months. Thanks to those who participated with a gift toward disaster relief on behalf of Haiti.
I was inspired this week by Pedro Reyes, an artist from Mexico City, who transforms weapons discarded by the Mexican army into musical instruments. So far he has transformed 6,700 guns that were turned in or seized by the army and police. All of these guns came from Ciudad Juarez, a city of about 1.3 million people that averages about 10 killings every day. Reyes said that the guns he used are "just the tip of the iceberg of all the weapons that are seized every day and that the army has to destroy." Reyes takes as many of the weapons as he can to work with. It’s a powerful visual - instruments used for violence and transformed into instruments for music.
Did you know there are places in Scripture where our lives are referred to as instruments that undergo a transformation themselves? (Romans 6:13-14)
I love stories of transformation. All kinds. Our series on the transformative power of God continues this week. Read 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 and come with open hearts and friends in tow!
See you Thursday night or Sunday morning!
Grace and Peace,
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