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Bishop Park on our response to the Nepal earthquake

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“God
is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore
we will not fear, though the earth gives way….
and the
mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1, 2b, 3b)
“O
LORD, come quickly to help me …. You are my help and my deliverer;
O my God,
do not delay.” (Psalm 40: 13b, 17b)
April 28,
2015
Dear Sisters and Brothers in
Christ,
Greetings in the name of Jesus
Christ our Savior and Redeemer, the Prince of shalom, Healer of our brokenness,
and Hope of the world!
The powerful earthquake in Nepal
that occurred a few days ago has resulted in the death of thousands of persons
with thousands more injured. The numbers are sure to rise. Unknown as yet is
the full impact this calamity will have on the lives of the people who are
mostly poor and without the needed resources. Truly, our hearts are heavy with
sorrow and grief. Accordingly, I call upon all Susquehanna Conference United
Methodists to pray fervently for the people of Nepal, for those most directly
affected, and for those who are part of the efforts to bring relief to this suffering
country.
I am heartened to know that our
church is already responding to the urgent situation. Our United Methodist
Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has been in touch from the earliest hours with our
missionaries and mission partners in Nepal. We can be sure that whatever we
will do will bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ in a significant way and
that our church will be there as long as it is needed for relief and recovery.
I solicit our churches to receive
offerings for UMCOR for its response to the earthquake in Nepal. You may send
your checks to the Treasurer’s Office of the Susquehanna Conference at 303
Mulberry Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Please make checks payable to the
“Susquehanna Annual Conference” and note for “UMCOR Advance
#982450” in the check memo line. To make an immediate donation, click
here
to give. One hundred percent of all monies received will go
to the cause.
Thanks be to God for the generous
people of Susquehanna Conference. Indeed we make a difference in the broken
world with the love of God. Our prayers and gifts bring healing and hope to the
countless numbers of hurting people for such a time as this.
With You in Christ’s Ministry,
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