Written by Glyn Norman
Greetings church. I'm sure, just like me, you've been watching the scenes of devastation unfold in the Santa Rosa/Napa region as the wildfires continue to devastate. At this point, many of the fires are only minimally contained. 3500 homes destroyed, at least 24 dead and over 400 missing.
What should our compassionate response be? I've been in touch with some churches in the area and they would welcome donations of the following:
- Clothing in good condition (used is okay, but please launder before donating)
- Toiletry items (shampoo, shower gel, soap, feminine items etc.)
- Gift cards in denominations of $25 and $50 for stores like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Target, Safeway.
I'm proposing that we collect these items on Sunday, and then some of the staff will drive them up on Monday to these churches for distribution.
Please pray that the God who is Lord of nature, will command the winds to be still. He's done it before... "Jesus commanded the wind to be still..." and it was.
Thank you for joining in this practical expression of God's love for those who have been evacuated and the many who have lost their homes. Also, please join us for the Healing Prayer and Worship Service at 5pm on Sunday, and include this in your prayers at that event.