FW: Help People Cope with Tornadoes and Flooding



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Showing Christ's Mercy in Missouri



As you watch the news coverage of the devastating floods and recent tornadoes, consider this: summer just started. With more rain on the way, one thing is clear: things are going to get worse before they get better. 

However, there's good news. Across the Missouri District, people are finding comfort in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and assistance in what may be one of the scariest time of their lives. 


In Orchard Farm, crops have been lost, roads blocked and families displaced from their homes, where the water has sometimes reached the top stories of houses. 

In Mound City, farmers are still reeling from a previous flood that hit both homes and grain storage. The water has not yet retreated, while people struggle with new flooding. Residents of a local apartment complex were given 20 minutes to escape flash flooding, with only the clothes on their backs. 

Here's how the MO District is helping:

We've leaned on our network of circuit visitors to discover the needs of congregations and people in real time. We've also distributed donations to congregations in the impacted areas so they can serve communities by:

  • Providing gift cards to residents of the apartment complex in Mound City so they can rebuild their livelihoods and simply get through each day
  • MO District LERT teams are removing trees and debris for residents 
  • Serving meals to families impacted by flooding
  • Helping with clean-up efforts, including purchasing equipment and supplies 

You too can be the reason someone moves from despair to hope. Please prayerfully consider donating to the Missouri District disaster relief efforts, so we can assist people not only in the moment after the unthinkable happens, but in the future as well.

Thank you again for showing Christ's mercy and keeping everyone in your prayers. God's blessings!




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