Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Vuolos Help Harvey Victims

 Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo

A team from Jeremy Vuolo's congregation, Grace Community Church Laredo, made the five-hour trek up to Katy, Texas, a city within the Houston Metropolitan Area. They are partnering with Thirsty Ground International, a non-profit Christian organization that provides disaster relief, to help residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey recover and rebuild.

Thirsty Ground is operated by volunteers, which means that 100% of donations go directly towards relief efforts. Jeremy took a disaster relief mission trip to the Philippines with Thirsty Ground a few years ago.

Jinger and Jeremy were also able to house some folks fleeing the storm.

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

79 comments:

  1. Jeremy and Jinger are such a wonderful couple! They are a true testimony to Christ and His Love!

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    1. Read this again: "A team from Jeremy Vuolo's congregation, Grace Community Church Laredo, made the five-hour trek up to Katy, Texas, a city within the Houston Metropolitan Area." It doesn't say that Jeremy himself went. Could this please be clarified?

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    2. It still doesn't change that Jeremy and Jinger are still wonderful christians.Jeremy is the Pastor and everything goes through him.

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    3. Andrea, what's to clarify? The text is very clear that the team went and that Jeremy and Jinger housed some people. What's your point, really?

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    4. Anon @ 12:09. I think it is important to clarify because the headline says Vuolos help Harvey victims which implies that they themselves helped. In reality it was a 'team from the congregation'who helped not solely the Vuolos. Jeremy might be the pastor and co-ordinate things but he can't take all the credit, especially as others did all the actual physical hard work, not the same thing at all.

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    5. Jeremy and Jinger are wonderful. I never said he should take all the credit, I just mean that the part they have to play in it is great and they truly show the love of Christ.

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    6. Anon 2:21 Whether they helped or not, they are still a testimony of Christ's love. I know they are helping in some way and they shouldn't be criticized because maybe they are not helping with the physical labor. And,no it is not just the Vuolos ,I know that, but Jeremy is the Pastor he had a role to play in it.

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    7. So hosting people isn't helping them? I don't get the need to nitpick here.

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    8. "Jinger and Jeremy were also able to house some folks fleeing the storm."

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  2. Bless them and everyone who have been helping with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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  3. Now that is what is ministering to your fellow man! Well done Jeremy and Jinger!

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  4. That's wonderful, and I hope they help a lot of people. I also hope they help those people without requiring them to be Christian, or requiring them to listen to preaching as a condition for getting help.

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    1. Yes.. 100%. I do not give any money to any organization that pushes religion as part of the aid program.

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    2. I'm sure they will help anyone they can. I've never heard of a Christian aid organization that helps only Christians.

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    3. I'm sure they don't go up to someone and ask if they are christian before deciding to help them. That does not seem like anything this family would do!

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    4. Um..2:29...if their sermons and tweets indicate anything it sure does sound like them.

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    5. What kind of a comment is this... there is no way they only helped Christians! I'm baffled by the thought of it.

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  5. This post just made me cry! This is what the body of Christ is all about! God bless Jeremy and Jinger and all those that are helping the people in Texas. Thank you for sharing with us as about an organization we can give to and have faith that they will use all the monies for those that have need right now. God is in control and He will be a Rock and a Fortress to those who cry out to Him in faith through Jesus Christ our Lord!

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  6. Glad to see the Vuolos helping out in a practical way by volunteering, also pleased that ALL money goes to help, Derick this is what charity is supposed to look like! The Duggars with all their Alert promotion and a number of their boys attending training have not helped in any practical way, makes you wonder what exactly was the point of the training if it never gets put to use?

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    1. you can't they didn't help you don't know for sure

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    2. who are you to say the boys had to help out did you

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  7. This is what churches should be doing... saving lives and helping to provide for those in need, not trying to convert those of different beliefs. I know there are those that claim... "The Bible says we should spread the Gospel!" I would respond by saying that I do not believe anyone is called today to try and win souls for Christ. How very conceited and vain it is for anyone to think they're right and everyone else is completely wrong!

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    1. Mark 16:15 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
      1 Corinthians 9:16 "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!"

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    2. Jesus says: "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me." John 14:6.
      Christians are not conceited or vain in their desire to lead others to know Christ. We love as Christ loves. We desire to see others in heaven glorifying the Father for all eternity and not in agony in hell separated from the Father for all eternity.
      Also, Acts 1:8 says "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
      We are called to share the gospel throughout the whole world!
      We are to make disciples of all the nations.
      Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus says "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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    3. Truth is not relative. Also, consider how a teacher tells a student he answered a question wrong. Just because the teacher corrects the student and says "That's the wrong answer, but this is the right one " doesn't mean the teacher is being conceited; she just knows what is the truth.

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    4. It makes me chuckle to imagine how God feels about you calling Him very conceited and vain. He clearly tells us in John 14:6 "I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man cometh unto the father but by me." The Bible is sufficient for showing us who God is and what His expectation of me, you and His church is.

      It would be so refreshing if folks would try to find their fault with and pick at the belief and not the believer.

      I don't believe "I" am right and everyone else is wrong. I believe the truths God has given us via his Word. It is not mans agenda to spread the Gospel. It is God's agenda, "who wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth." (1 Tim 2:4).

      Blessings and prayers for you friend. I love you because God loves you. No. Matter. What.

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    5. How sad you don't believe the Word of God is true.

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    6. Agree.
      The various religious organizations have a duty to help those in need, without trying to impose their beliefs. You lead by example.

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    7. The Bible teaches that there is one way to God, that that is through his son Jesus Christ. John 14:6
      Christians are not "conceited and vain" to believe that -- they are merely trusting in God's Word.
      Honest question -- would you call a Muslim or Jew vain or conceited for following their own religion's teachings?

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    8. Yes, the Bible does say that Christians are supposed to share the Gospel. Anyone who has been saved from an eternity in hell should be urgently telling others how they, too, can be saved. There will come a day when it is too late to share this message. The Gospel is not about "I'm right and you're wrong". It's about "I'm a sinner whose sins are forgiven. You're also a sinner, and I can tell you how to be forgiven."

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    9. First let me say I don’t agree with the Duggars as far as religious beliefs are concerned. However, it’s kind of funny of you to say that it’s “vain and conceited” for them to believe that they’re right and everybody else is wrong. If you’re choosing to walk out of a burning building through a door, and everybody else is trying to cram out a closed window, if you tell them how to walk out the door, is that “vain and conceited?” If the Duggars (or anybody else) says that their beliefs are the only way and they TRULY believe that, even though they might be mistaken, it doesn’t mean they’re haters, or vain and conceited. They *might* genuinely be trying to help people. Also, isn’t saying “I would respond by saying that I do not believe anyone is called today to try and win souls for Christ.” and directly contradicting the Bible, which is proven to be true, more of a problem then trying to share your beliefs (like the Duggars)? Society today seems to be all about “acceptance,” until it comes to accepting Christianity.

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    10. Jeremy and Jinger are spreading the Gospel- of love! By their actions, others may seek faith or have their faith strengthened . I agree with you that Ministey does not have to be converted by preaching. " Go forth and love@

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    11. Why do you believe that?

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    12. It's our actions that speak louder than words.

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    13. Vain and conceited? It's a belief in absolute Truth--which exists. I don't buy your relativism, and as a Catholic Christian, I believe the Church has it right. And we have a moral obligation to share the joy and love of the Gospel. You are welcome to join us at any time-and I mean that with sincerity.

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    14. Anon1201. The Church is doing tremendous work in helping the victim's of this hurricane disaster. But that's not fair of you to tell the Church that they should be helping victims of the hurricane and in the next sentence say they should not try and wins souls to Christ because that is conceited and vain to think we are right and others are wrong. If a Christian doesn't believe that there is one way to the Father and that is through His Son Jesus Christ then they are not a Christian in the first place. We know Christianity is the way. We witness and spread the Gospel because we love you and others and want to see everyone that we meet in this life, live in Glory with us in the next life. That's how we come to know Christ, someone loved and cared about us to tell us the Good News.

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    15. It all depends on whether you believe what the Bible says or not. It does say to go into all the world and preach the gospel, as well as care for the poor, sick, widow, orphan, etc. Do you take the Bible at its word?

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    16. "We know Christianity is the way" - Wow, 7:54, that statement just minimized the religions of about 3 or 4 billion other religious people on this planet.

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    17. So it's ok for Christians to help the needy, feed the poor and provide what you desire- but they can't share their beliefs? That's awful selfish on your part.

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  8. Great news. I felt the Vuolos and church would help in any way they could.
    Eileen

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  9. God bless you and the work you do!

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  10. This is why people shouldn't make assumptions before you know all the facts. Good for you all, glad you guys have the ability to help and are reaching out.

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    1. So true! I don't think I've ever seen so many self-assuming, judge-mental people in one place. Relax people, let God do His work, He doesn't need your opinions or help!

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    2. It's "judgemental". No hyphen.

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    3. The hyphen is correct because the whole word did not fit on the line so was properly divided with the use of a hyphen.

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    4. Actually it's judgmental. But, hey, we are not in a spelling bee contest!!

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    5. Well, here it's really used as a line break, not a hyphen.

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    6. Anon@ 2:40 spellec it correctly. The word was getting cut off so she or he did the correct thing in putting a hyphen after the e" in "judgemental"

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    7. And...here we go again.

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  11. Pray for Florida and all in the path of Hurricane Irma🙏

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  12. Help those who need help, some day god will reward you...Jane

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  13. Jeremy and Hunger Vuolo are a cute couple. They are such a true testament to a GODLY couple. The fact that they are helping out Hurricane Harvey victims and the non profit organization they are in. It's just amazing.

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  14. God bless them & their work

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  15. So, am I understanding this press release correctly? A " team" from Jeremy's church went to Katy, TX to help; but NOT Jeremy and Jinger. They housed a couple of people who fled the area. Do I have the facts right?

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    1. Jeremy probably needed to stay at his church, and there was a very high need for people to host families that had to flee.

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    2. "Helping" comes in many forms. If everyone flees to the hurricane sight to help, Them who's on the other side helping those that got out. Help comes in many forms. Prayers, money, housing, food, water.

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  16. We live in Katy... so sorry we missed you...Thank you for all you do

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  17. I also read they housed friends from the flood area and refugees from the flood in the church.
    Glad they could share their safety.
    Also great the group formed including his members to go down and help.
    That's what charitable fellowship is.
    I'm so happy for Jinger to have her new life with Jeremy. They have so many opportunities to share.
    I'm also glad they are not in a race to start a family...all in good time.

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  18. I really respect them for doing this.. God's hands on earth!

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  19. Great to read this. Tho I don't like to read about his Catholic bashing, it's great to know that they are doing the truly Christian thing and helping, unlike his inlaws. I read above that they only donated $500. Cindy

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    1. We don't know their personas finances. I can't believe someone would judge other people by saying they only donated $500 as if that is negative. Donations are freely given. No one has to donate. $500 is a lot of money. People can say the Duggars are rich, but they don't know their personal finances. How much money does it take to run a house with that many children? How much money do they give to their church? How much do they give to people they personally know? How much do they give to missionaries and those in foreign countries? We don't know the answers to any of those questions. The fact that they willingly gave money to help those in need is a blessing. How much they gave is their business!

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    2. I'm sorry, but why should it bother you how much someone donated. We don't ask how much you donated and then criticize the amount. God will not ask you about the deeds of other's, only your own and what you did to help. The most important point of giving is giving from the heart without announcing it for everyone to know. That is what's truly admirable in God's eyes. I'm sorry if I sounded too harsh.

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    3. How much did you donate?

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    4. Maybe you shouldn't spread the $500 thing unless you've heard it from a more reliable source than another commenter. Could be a lie.

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    5. How unbelievably rude and judgmental. Tell me, how much did you donate? Where did it go? Did you use a credit card? Clearly we have the right to know your personal business and case judgment in you as well.

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    6. Re;12:33....
      A lot of people mention the fact that they have all those (19.) children to take care of.....they don't...
      Now only six young enough,that need taking care of.....soon six married......the older ones can earn and take care of themselves...
      And like many families,,,,,the older ones help out with food and housing......IF NEED BE.....😌❣

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    7. I agree. It's none of our business and one shouldn't believe everything they read online.
      It's not wise to be so guillable.

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  20. Glad that Jeremy and Jinger are helping.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  21. I know this is catty of me to say, but I couldn't help wonder if Derek would have asked for money for travel and housing to go help the people in Houston.

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    1. You are right, it is catty of you,and my guess is no.

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    2. Shame on you.

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    3. if he did is his what it to you I get a kick out of people who judge other

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  22. Jesus was gave himself for ALL OF US. He said he didn't come to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. God is LOVE. Remember the spirit of love, not condemning one another people. Stop judging and start praying for each other!

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  23. That's awesome!! God bless them and all the volunteers.

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