Greetings in Christ!
We as a church are praying for the recent disaster in (NAME OF PLACE), where property was greatly damaged, and even lives were lost.
While we believe prayers are vital to people getting through this with the help of God, we realize also that many people are hurting in ways that require our physical and material help.
There is an opportunity that will be available to go to the affected area and participate in the cleanup as well as to provide encouraging words and prayers directly with the people. While there is much work that will be done, we believe if someone just needs support through listening, we will be that support!
I appreciate this little story about the importance of human interaction in times of need:
Timmy was very afraid of the lightning and the thunder. His mom and dad went into his room during a thunderstorm and said, “Now, Timmy, don't be afraid. God is right here in the room with you.”
He said, “Okay, Mommy and Daddy, I won't be afraid.”
But then as the mommy and daddy went into their room and started to get ready for bed, the lightning clapped, and the thunder rolled, and Timmy screamed bloody murder. Timmy's daddy and mommy went back into the room and said, “Honey, we thought we told you, you don't need to be afraid. God is right here in the room with you.”
Timmy said, “Mommy and Daddy, I know God is right here in the room
with me, but I need someone with skin on.”
Many people we will minister to are praying in a similar way, so let's be the ones with “skin on” to help meet the need.
A signup sheet will be available at the welcome center in the foyer, or if you would like to give us a call to sign up now, please don't hesitate to contact the church for more details.
Gal. 6:2 – Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Blessings in Christ!
Pastor John Doe
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