Prayer & Support for Haiti after 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake
Dear Friends in The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church,
We learned today of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Our prayers arise to God for the people of this beloved nation, and for the Haitian diaspora. We acknowledge the love and Christian fellowship we share with Haitian people across the Florida Conference.
We ask that our congregations lift the Haitian people in prayer tomorrow, August 15, in worship. You may contribute financially to this urgent crisis through UMCOR (Advance #982450) or the FLUMC Haiti Humanitarian Response. We are asking our congregations to receive an offering in worship next Sunday, August 22.
We claim these promises. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46). And Jesus is with us in the midst of the storm (Mark 4). May we draw near to God and to one another in a spirit of generosity toward our neighbors in a moment of crisis and with faith that God will provide.
The Peace of the Lord,
Resident Bishop, Florida Conference
The United Methodist Church