A link to a letter from Rev. Diane McGehee, our Director of Missional Excellence, regarding our response to the deadly storms of May 20th is at the end of this article. I know that you and I have been keeping in our prayers those who have been so deeply affected by these disasters. Now we have the chance to lead others in responding tangibly. May our deeds and words and prayers all seek to provide relief to those so deeply saddened. Please join me in this prayer:
"Dear Lord, our hearts are deeply troubled by the pain being experienced by so many in the wake of these deadly storms. We do not pretend to understand the place of such random suffering. However, we are clear on your mandate for us to reach out to those in need. Guide us to be vessels of mercy, grace, peace, and encouragement to those who are reeling from disaster. May our resources, compassion, and prayers be used in ministry to others. Let your Holy Spirit speak words of encouragement through us. All these things we pray in the glorious and merciful name of Jesus Christ." Amen.
Rev. Kip Gilts, District Superintendent/South District
Click here for letter Oklahoma response