Dear friends and colleagues in ministry,
The immediate storm within the bounds of our conference produced more rain water than Hurricane Ivan. Hundreds of homes and churches were damaged by the storm. As your Bishop, allow me to invite your prayers and generosity to offer a healing presence within our communities as we share a compassionate presence to bring relief and hope to those who have been impacted by the damaging rains.
Our conference volunteers were immediately present to report and track the damage of these storms. The disaster response team is outlining the best response as we await the receding waters. Bishops from other annual conferences have called to offer assistance and work teams as needed. One church in the storm area went by boat from house to house assisting families within their community.