The Floods and this Church’s Response

The reports of large-scale flooding continue to dominate the headlines. We do not yet know what will be the extent of damage, but for a number of people it is already catastrophic, and for others it soon will be.

I want to encourage each of our churches to be ready to help people who might be in need. Please keep your eyes and ears open to requests for help. Should your congregation require more money than is available locally, contact my office to see what might be available from the bishop’s discretionary fund.

I also encourage you to remember the victims of this natural disaster this Sunday in the prayers in your churches.  Also, please remember that this is one of those times when we need to “put feet on our prayers” in order to help our fellow Arkansans. I am reminded of what the gospel tells us: When we help the least we are helping Christ’s own self.