Beyonce and her Houston Pastor team up to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey this Friday.
What She Did
Beyonce has returned to her home in Houston on Friday to join forces with her home church Pastor, Pastor Rudy Rasmus, to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Her home church is “St. John’s United Methodist Church.” Several others also accompanied the singer, including Tina Lawson, her mother, Blue Ivy, her daughter, and Michelle Williams, her bandmate from Destinty’s Child.
Beyonce joined her foundation BeyGOOD, with Pastor Rudy’s foundation “Bread of Life” in order to help Hurricane Harvey victims. “Bread of Life” is an organization specifically set up in order to help respond to disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
Beyonce had previously teamped up with Pastor Rudy for initiatives such as her high-profile anti-hunger campaign as well as food programs as part of her work during her tours.
Beyonce On Her Decision
Beyonce spoke to the church, saying: “I’m home, this church is my home. I was maybe nine or ten years old the first time I sat there where my daughter [Blue Ivy] is sitting. I sang my first solo here.”
She also added, while looking at Pastor Rudy: “I just want to thank you for lifting up my family and praying for me and for being such an incredible example of what life and love is.”
She spoke to the audience again, saying: “Today is a celebration of survival. Y’all are my family. Houston is my home. I thank God that you’re safe, and your children are safe. The thing that really matters is your health, and your children, and your family. And I just want to say I love you. I’m so, so thankfully to God that I’ve been blessed, so that I can bless other people, and I ask God to continue to do that for other people.”