The news reports have been coming in about the impact of Hurricane Florence in the southeastern region of the United States, and as we are now looking at the aftermath of the storm, my heart goes out to all those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. I am saddened to hear about the loss of life, damage to property, and hardships experienced by those in the path of the storm. We must be vigilant in prayer, lifting up all of the people effected by Hurricane Florence.
I have been in ongoing communication with the Diocesan of North Carolina, Bishop Marion Wright, as well as Suffragan Bishop Michael Butler of South Carolina, and they have informed me that while no damage has reached our churches in South Carolina, we are yet awaiting news from North Carolina pastors and leaders about the extent of the damage. We will continue to reach out to Bishop Wright, Suffragan Bishop Butler, and other leaders in the region to determine how best we can support our constituency in North Carolina, South Carolina and the other areas overwhelmed by the storm.
I ask that we continually lift up the residents of the effected areas in prayer, that the Lord comfort the grieving and brokenhearted, and give peace and strength to all who must now rebuild their lives and communities.