Almost immediately as the wildfires hit Maui, one of our staff members, Nick Beckman, received a call from his mom who pastors a church very close to where the wildfires devastated entire communities.

The first thing Nick's mom said was, "I'm okay." Then, looking at the urgent need all around her, she said to Nick, "What do I do?"

I want you to hear this heartwarming story of how a mother and her son are working together to help Mercy Chefs bring relief to thousands whose lives have been devastated by these fires:

As you may know, when we deploy in the aftermath of a disaster, Mercy Chefs always endeavors to work with churches and other local organizations. We bring food, equipment, skilled chefs and our deployment team to the devastated community and partner to help neighbors serve and support their neighbors as a community begins the long road to recovery.

On Maui, we are working with two churches -- Nick's mom's church which is just a few miles north of Lahaina where the worst devastation has taken place, and another church closer to the airport where many have fled and are in shelters.

Over the next 48 hours, we'll serve thousands of meals to wildfire victims who have lost loved ones and saw their homes get burned to the ground.

But we need help!

Friend, can you help sponsor 10, 20, 50 or even 100 meals that we will serve to Maui wildfire victims over the next 48 hours? Go here to help Mercy Chefs meet this critical need:

In the midst of tragedy, we see signs of hope and resilience. A few days ago, I shared with you Brad's story of survival and how he is now partnering with Mercy Chefs to deliver meals to those in need. Nick and his mom are seeing many people's lives impacted as they work together to reach this hurting community.

Your prayers and support make every meal, and every story of hope, possible.

Thank you for your continued prayers and your financial partnership.

God bless,


Steve Elliott


Steve Elliott is the co-founder of Grassfire, a 1.5 million member liberty-based citizen network. Steve likes to talk about politics, tech, faith and family.