Like a Mighty Army

9/21/2017

We are Alive Together in Christ … like a mighty army!

For several weeks we have been inundated with disasters: Hurricane Harvey, wildfires in the west, a deadly landslide in Sierra Leone, Hurricane Irma, two major earthquakes in Mexico, and now Hurricane Maria. We remain in constant prayer that the God of all mercy will comfort, protect, and provide.

Here in South Georgia many  – some of you, even – have suffered as a result of Hurricane Irma. Close to home I am thinking of farms and farmers who have been impacted with significant losses.

In the face of all these situations we have seen an overwhelming response from United Methodist churches. Thank you for the many ways you have reached out to those in your own community and those in other areas of the nation and world. In addition to the many local efforts such as debris removal, chainsaw teams, hosting evacuees, and putting together relief kits, you have also sent generous gifts to our conference office for use in Texas, Florida, and right here in South Georgia.

What a privilege it was for me to send checks for $25,000 each to Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Conference and Bishop Scott Jones of the Texas Conference. That was $50,000 given by South Georgia United Methodists for disaster relief after Hurricane Harvey and before Hurricane Irma. Now that Irma has come through you are also sending additional funds for us to use as needed in our own conference, in Florida, and even for aid to victims of the earthquakes in Mexico.

The extravagant generosity I have seen in the South Georgia Conference calls to mind a line from the hymn, Onward, Christian Soldiers: “like a mighty army moves the church of God….” The 600 churches and 120,000 members of our conference are moving together like a mighty army as we reach with hope and healing in the name of Jesus Christ.

We are Alive Together in Christ … like a mighty army!

R. Lawson Bryan

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