Dear United Methodist friends,
We know the heartbreak, chaos, hurt and loss caused by natural disaster. We experience the generosity of others through their partnership, gifts, presence and work in the long recovery.
A team of our Disaster Ministries leaders traveled September 1 as requested by the Louisiana Conference and UMCOR to assist in the setting up of response and recovery ministries. Hurricane Laura devastated central Louisiana, destroying a 50-mile wide path. Early Response Teams from our conference will be in Louisiana throughout the month of September. In addition, we are offering shower trailers and other essential equipment to our neighbors.
North Carolina repeatedly experiences the generosity of UMCOR, and we are now a part of UMCOR’s response in Louisiana. Please use this opportunity to invite an offering for UMCOR US Disaster Response (Advance #901670) as we pray for the mission of the United Methodist Church in every place of hurt and harm.
We are connected in ministry in this and all times.
With gratitude to God for you this day,
Hope Morgan Ward