Posts Tagged ‘dallas’

Texas Tornado Disaster Relief

April 4, 2012

2012 Texas Tornado Disaster Relief Operation Elevation Elevate Life ChurchIn less than 24 hours, the Operation Elevation Rapid Response Team has mobilized in response to the devastation caused by a dozen tornadoes that ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth area on April 3, 2012. An estimated 650 homes were damaged, leaving many uninhabitable. The greatest concentration of damage was in the suburbs of Arlington, Lancaster, and Forney. Approximately 150 people sought help in shelters overnight. In addition to the tornadoes, the storm produced golf ball size hail that grounded over 400 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The Operation Elevation Rapid Response Advance Team is in communication with local emergency management officials to coordinate relief support efforts, which include providing supplies, water, and teams of servant leaders to assist in clean-up efforts.

How you can help? You can make an online donation to Operation Elevation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to meet benevolent needs both locally and worldwide – including helping families and communities having faced major catastrophic events. Operation Elevation relies on corporate and individual donations, as well as major fundraisers, to fulfill this mission.

Go to Relief.Elevatelife.Com to Give Online


Keith Craft Brought Back To Life

October 4, 2011
Dallas Morning News Keith Craft

Dallas Morning News Article - November 1960

Excerpt from the DALLAS MORNING NEWS – November 1960:

Many Will Give Special Thanks
by Sue Connally

There are many other individual reasons to give an especial thanks this year of 1960.

…the 10 month-old son of a Dallas police officer was saved by 2 fireman using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after the child apparently had suffocated in a plastic garment bag.

The thankful grandmother said then, “Our doctor says it was only a miracle that we still have the baby.  God was surely beside us.”

The child, Keith Allan Craft, son of Police Identification Officer James M. Craft, had somehow pulled the plastic dress bag over himself. When he was found by his grandmother, Mrs. Fred Ferguson, he was already blue.  She called for help and was waiting at the curb of the Craft home at 4416 West Clarendon with the baby when fireman E. R. Coffman pulled up.   He tried using an inhalator and when that failed, he asked permission to use the mouth-to-mouth method. After a few minutes, the child started breathing again.


October 1, 2011

Ridiculous RelationshipsJoin Us This Weekend, October 1st & 2nd, at Elevate Life Church in Frisco, Texas to enjoy the unique RIDICULOUS Series message – “Ridiculous Relationships” – from Pastor Keith Craft!

Hear the true story of how Keith Craft was brought back to life as recorded in the Dallas Morning News.


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2nd Home Wednesday September 14th

September 13, 2011

2nd Home Wednesday Wednesday Night, September 14th is 2nd HOME WEDNESDAY!  If you’re looking for a way to connect and build lasting relationships at ELC, 2nd Home Wednesdays are perfect for you and your family as these small groups will meet in homes across North Dallas.

CLICK HERE to visit the website and find a 2nd Home Group Near You.

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The Biggest Easter Egg Hunt in North Dallas

March 12, 2011

The Biggest Easter Egg Hunt in North Dallas is happening on Sunday, April 24th @ Dr Pepper Arena!

This Easter we will be hosting the Biggest Ever Easter Egg Hunt immediately following the 10am Easter Service on Sunday, April 24th at the Dr Pepper Arena!

All “Hunters” 1 to 12 years old should bring a basket from home for collecting eggs.
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Remodeled home surprises Denton County teen facing cancer

July 30, 2010


Posted on July 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 26 at 11:40 PM

LITTLE ELM — Friends and neighbors lined up on Briarwood Drive in Little Elm to give a gift from the heart.

More than 200 people from Elevate Life Church in Frisco revealed a project they have been working on for six months: A new home for one of their own.

“We pretty much went through the entire house, gutted it, and fixed everything,” said Pastor Josh Craft.

Crews renovated every corner of the house for Tim and Sherry George, but the couple’s 16-year-old daughter, Shauna was the inspiration behind the repairs.

“She was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and there was a grassroots movement of people within our church to help their family,” Craft said. “Help the family through a trying and hard process.”

When the family arrived, the crowd cheered. As they took a tour of the home, their excitement turned into tears.

“I have an awesome room and an awesome house,” said Shauna George. “It’s beyond more than what I expected — beyond anything I could ask for.”

From the painting to the floors to the furniture, everything inside the house was changed. The home includes a new air conditioning and septic system. Mold problems had forced the family to leave the home.

“This will be a place that will be clean for her, easier for her to get around where she can be safe, without breathing dust and mold,” said Shauna’s dad, Tim George.

Volunteers also installed a special shower for the teenager. She will need it in two weeks after doctors remove one of her femurs.

“There is a shower that she will be able to get in and out of, and that is a huge deal,” Tim George said. “She can shower on her own.”

For Shauna, the renovation was overwhelming, but the giving didn’t stop there. She was thrilled when she saw a new pickup truck roll up to her driveway. Her beat-up, 1964 vintage International Harvester pickup also got a makeover.

“I just want to say thank you to all the people that contributed in any way,” Shauna said.

For the church, the gift was a message to of faith, love, and hope for the George family — they are not alone.

Tim George said this is a gift his family will never forget.

“To give back to our family of choice that has blessed us with all of this,” he said. “To find others in need and pass it along, pay it forward.”



June 1, 2010

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS ARTICLE  “Elevate Life Church of Frisco plans to build 10-story cathedral”

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