Thursday, August 12, 2010

Urgent Reynosa Prayer Request

For several years now, Cross Points Church has sent a team down to Reynosa at Christmas time to help build new homes for people who have so very little. This past July, the colonia was flooded, leaving most if not all the homes damaged. This is the information we have from Roland Ashby: Urgent need for prayer and financial support!

Dear Family and Friends,

Last Thursday July 15, 2010 the water crested in the riverbanks just outside the Colonia in Reynosa. "Within 30 minutes water filled every house in the Colonia," Alma said with tears. "I couldn't even watch it flood my house and just had to walk away," she continued.

The water has filled every house that has ever been built in the Colonia. Some homes have 2 feet of water in them while others are covered with water and only the roof tops are visible. It was very hard to see the conditions the people are living in. They are living on the levee, exposed to the elements -- homeless, helpless and wondering who will come to help.

Below read on and see what we are doing and how you can help us to make a difference for our friends in the Colonia.

Roland Ashby
Strategic Alliance

Strategic Alliance - Being The Hands & Feet of Jesus
Team Brings Help & Hope and Food
Flood Helping hands
Strategic Alliance has responded. We sent a team with our partner church CrossBridge in San Antonio on Wednesday to assess the situation and bring hope and help to our friends in the Colonia. They brought enough food to help feed over 212 families for a few days. In the pictures you can see the community leaders handing out the food and some of our team load more food that we went out and purchased when the supplies ran out. Click here to see the gallery.

A Plan Is Forming
3 Phase Plan
Alma's Team Flood
We have put together a plan and see that it will take months to even make a dent in the need.

Phase 1: This first phase is just meeting basic needs physically, medically and spiritually. You can donate at our website ( to help with these basic needs.

Phase 2: After the water recedes, which could be a month or more, we'll assess the damage, organize teams to clean up and salvage what can still be used.

Phase 3: We'll begin to repair, rebuild and build anew the Colonia.

Teams will be Forming
We'll be sending teams over the next few weeks/months to help with various aspects of the rebuilding. If you'd like to join a team please send us an e-mail:

Team Leaves Wednesday - Do You Want to Go?
On Wednesday July 28 at 5 am. Another team is leaving with Roland to bring a trailer of supplies and continue to assess the situation and develop a more detailed plan for the months to come. We could use some medical personnel, doctors or nurses to assess the situation. Please contact me if you would like to join the team: Roland Ashby 830-620-0224 or cell: 830-708-5065 or e-mail:

Donations Needed
Reynosa Flood 7Send Checks to Strategic Alliance
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 310619
New Braunfels, TX 78131-0619


Go to and donate through the Web-site.

Homes for the Homeless - A ministry of Strategic Alliance

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 310619
New Braunfels, TX 78131-0619

Phone: 830.620.0224
Fax: 830.609.1109

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