Like Lenee and I you have probably been watching the flooding in Houston and the rescues that are going on, and felt as if there must be something I can do. Many of you most likely have family and friends affected by the storm. Rev. Scott Moore at the Mission Center in Conroe have some flood buckets ready to go but I know that there will be a need for additional kits. I want to remind you that 100% of your donation to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UCMOR) goes directly to relief efforts. The administrative cost at UMCOR are funded by our annual apportionments, that’s part of the beauty of our connectional system. Those contributions are the best way to help right now. There is a link above where you can make a contribution to the church for Harvey Relief and we will quickly get it to UMCOR. We are in contact with Dr. Dick White, our District Superintendent, Rev. Moore, and Bishop Jones as to how we can provide whatever help is needed. I have also spoken to Mike Butchko about the possibility of our church becoming a shelter as the rains head into East Texas. As we hear more about other donations and work teams we will keep you posted. Please continue to be in prayer. I want to remind you of these words from Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: “Everybody who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise builder who built a house on bedrock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew and beat against that house. It didn’t fall because it was firmly set on bedrock." Our faith is built on the rock of God’s mercy and grace, these are difficult times but God’s people will come together and stand firm. Thank you all for being the people God has called us to be.
Jeff and Leene McDonald