Praising God for a New Home in Texas

Texas couple praising God for their new home built by Samaritan’s Purse after their previous house was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey flood

LA GRANGE, TX — A La Grange, Texas, couple are praising God for their new home built by Samaritan’s Purse after their previous house was destroyed by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey.

Justin Riddle, Samaritan’s Purse:

Hurricane Harvey came through, dumped tons of water. It breached its banks, and ruined a lot of homes and lives.

Armanda & Santos Merlos, Homeowners:

Woke up the next day to find out that our house was, in fact, like, underwater.

It’s pretty hard waking up to [that].

Justin Riddle:

Samaritan’s Purse has chosen, here in La Grange, to relocate 20 families, to move them to new places out of the flood plain and safe. So handing over a key to this home for Santos and Armanda, man, it’s really special. It’s a blessing for us to get to do that.

Pray and hope that this house is continually a blessing, and continually a reminder. Every time they step through that front door, they can remember His goodness.


Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

CONTACT: Melissa Nystrom, news@samaritan.org


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Source: Global News Alliance, Praising God for a New Home in Texas

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