Nonetheless, said Green
, even in their own need, pastors and congregations have made a huge difference in the aftermath of Katrina.
"It truly was the Church that showed up after the storm," recalled Green
"Spiritual groups that had been practically unknown before Katrina were helping to feed thousands every day.
No one seemed to care who got the credit as long as people were served.
, along with Green's own Harvest Ministries
to the World, distributed multiplied thousands of dollars of dollars in both money and supplies to homeless people and those with no income or means of support.
"We made sure people had food and clothing, but our burden was to put cash funds in their hands, to be used where they needed it," said Green
Referring to the Scripture describing the "Light that lightens the life of every person coming into the world," Pastor Charles Green noted, "The churches of Greater New Orleans, the pastors and the people of God brought that light throughout this whole difficult time.
Nothing will ever be the same.
added that the launch of the TBN television network in New Orleans represents a huge blessing for the local faith community.
"It will be the first time that the New Orleans area has been able to get TBN 24 hours a day," he