In Times Like These…

On November 5th the team at Cool Solutions Group began Sunday like many others across the country. We set about getting ready for worship, prepared our hearts and minds, and looking forward to a time of renewal and community. Then the calls and reports started pouring in. Churches across the nation heard and reacted to reports of a church shooting in Texas. As many of you did, we began praying for all those involved.

As the scale of the event in Texas was revealed, our hearts broke. How do we respond? How do you deal with the craziness of such acts? What can we do? How can you help? How should we, as believers, react?

Turning to scripture, an answer become clear to me:

“22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. 23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.” (Psalm 55, 22-23. HCSB)

God has made it clear that He hears our cries, and we can cast all our fears on Him. So, we are. The team at Cool Solutions Group is praying for our brothers and sisters in Texas and we ask that you do the same. There will be opportunities in the coming weeks to continue in the support of the community and to minister to those personally affected; we encourage you to participate as you can. God sustains us, He keeps us from being shaken, and He is trustworthy in all His promises to us. The events in Texas on November 5th were horrible, but we will not be shaken or dissuaded.  Have faith, pray for our communities, and be intentional in the steps you take to protect your church.

“Have faith, pray for our communities, and be intentional in the steps you take to protect your church.”

Our passion is partnering with churches across the country to help them become the best stewards possible with the facilities He has entrusted to them…including the safety of those who enter in our facilities. Our heart is with all believers across the nation as we struggle to process this reality.   

As the days and weeks progress we encourage everyone to take a moment and continue to lift each other up. Together we will survive and thrive through times like this; our foundation is solid. We are humbled and honored to serve alongside you…the bride of Christ.  

About Nathan Parr:  Prior to joining Cool Solutions Group, Nathan served 12 years as the Operations Manager/Security Manager for a large church in Texas that also housed a child-care facility and a private school. He is a licensed and commissioned security officer/personal protection officer in Texas. Nathan holds a Masters in Theological Studies, Masters of Business Administration and is a proud combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps. For information on Church Security and Facility Management Training, click HERE.

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