If you don't know, our area has become a toxic algae zone. You can watch a great video about it here at the Weather Channel.
So we changed the church sign to read, "Our Treasure Coast is now the Toxic Coast."
A news station called.
So for an hour or so I did an interview and shot some video footage for their 5 pm broadcast.
For those of you who do not live in this area, the negative impact to the economy is vast. It is causing numerous breathing problems for some (believe me the stench is nauseating). It is having a ripple effect through the community.
I wondered what I could do, through a news interview, to help serve my city and community.
1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
I told the truth.
I told them how things use to be here when I arrived in 1995.
I told them how this problem has been growing for the last 20 years.
I told them how this is changing the culture of our community.
I told them that we as a church care about what is happening in our community. That we don't like the algae anymore than they do. That we join with those, who are calling for immediate action.
FYI - The same thing is happening to the estuary leading to Ft. Myers too.
Today, I had the gift of telling my story and letting the world know that we love our city.
What can you do today?
PRAY: Dear Jesus, let me use my gift today to help my world somehow, someway. AMEN