Dear Beloved in Christ Jesus:

I have been humbled by the generosity you have extended over this past year to people affected by hurricanes throughout the United States. Today, I am inviting you to once again extend the light of Jesus’ love – to assist neighbors and communities in our own conference who are affected by rising rivers and the destructive force of flooding water. 

Over the weekend, many towns along the Ohio River experienced flooding. The situation is expected to extend to other river communities in Southern Ohio and Northwest Ohio as heavy rain continues throughout the week and over the weekend. Pomeroy, the west side of Marietta, Proctorville, Athalia and Chesapeake are some of the towns impacted thus far. Our conference and district disaster leaders along with local congregations have been engaged in offering hope, leadership and supplies. I am asking you to join me in supporting our disaster response in the following ways:

     1. Pray for...continue reading