On April 3, 2012, the city of Forney, Texas (home of the something beautiful podcast) was struck by an F3 tornado. The storm damaged homes across the city but specifically the tornado tore across an 8-mile stretch of land, running right through the Diamond Creek Subdivision.
After watching the tornado take shape and touchdown from his office, Cooper Taylor and his co-workers immediately took off to survey the damage. What they saw led them to spring into action and opened the doors of c|Life Church as a central hub for all donations for storm relief and recover. What was just an instinct reaction, became Cooper’s full-time focus for the next several months.
Hear some of Cooper’s story on this week’s podcast.
Our friends Kari McHam and Jana Vanderburg have just put together a short video detailing some of the work their doing — caring for and loving on the women in Waco’s adult entertainment industry.
As Kari shared on our show last year, through Porcelain Dolls, they’ve built a number of real relationships with the “un-loved” in their community and have witnessed some serious life changes in some of the women as well.
Over the weekend the girls took part in a Valentine’s Day outreach and also recently gave away 3 computers to several girls who are trying to further their education.
Watch the video and consider how you might get involved to help…
marlon hall pastors at awakenings movement in houston. he is also a photographer, blogger, and storyteller. this week marlon stops by something beautiful to talk about ministry, outreach, and why some churches need to die.
this week we chat with Ted Blair, who’s a pastor of Livingway Church in garland, texas. he shares the history of his ministry and church and how all his plans and work came to a crashing halt last year when he was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma.