The following letter is from Dwight McKissic, Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas. In response to his request to help some fellow Southern Baptists, I will be requesting our church to financially assist the Cowboy Way Church this Sunday night. Let's join together to help one of our own. Dwight writes:
"Bro. Dan Haby is pastor of Cowboy Way Church here in North Texas. Melanie, Dan's wife, serves alongside him as Church Administrator and Minister to Women. They are both graduates of Southwestern Seminary and planted this church several years ago to reach out to the cowboy community. Until recently Cowboy Way Church has been meeting in a tent. Earlier this week a tornado touched down in Alvarado, Texas and the tent where they were meeting was destroyed. Not only did they lose the tent but they lost the sound system and the sound board was destroyed. The only things that survived was the chairs and the microphones that were enclosed in cases. I talked with them earlier today and they are frantically searching for a place to lease for the future and they are planning worship services in the open air at the former tent sight this Sunday. Insurance companies do not insure church sights that meet in tents.
Obviously, the Haby's are experiencing somewhat of a crisis time in their ministry. I am writing you to make two requests;
(a.) please pray for Dan and Melanie Haby and Cowboy Way Church in your Sunday morning services this Sunday
(b.) would you consider giving a missions gift, benevolent offering, discretionary fund gift or whatever means you choose and mail that gift to the Cowboy Way Church to help them recover their losses? You could either send your gift directly to the church at PO Box 1196, Alvarado, TX 76009 or you could send it to the ANC and we can forward one check to Cowboy Way Church.
Of course if this email reaches you too late for you to respond by this coming Sunday, April 13 you have the rest of April and May to respond, if you so choose.
Thanks for your consideration in this matter and I'm sure at the very least the Haby's would appreciate a word of encouragement by sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org or to Cowboy Way Church, PO Box 1196, Alvarado, TX 76009."
Sincerely in Christ,