From the Office of the President:
I’ve been thinking…
... what can we do for Haiti—here and now? We are called to be the hands and feet of Christ. Some of you have been thinking that as well. Some of you have moved from thinking to mobilizing. See below the efforts of Pastor Gary Kitchin and Bunker Hill Lutheran Brethren Church as they sense God’s calling to support the aid to Haiti.
“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it: if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Cor. 12:26
Pray. Pray without ceasing.
President Joel Egge
The Letter from Pastor Gary Kitchin
The Elder board from Bunker Hill met this morning for prayer. We have decided to ask the congregation to donate funds to aid the people of Haiti.
I did a little research and found that the Salvation Army has a large presence in Haiti and they are already mobilizing their people to set up food kitchens, bring fresh water supplies and set up shelter for the earthquake victims. We have decided that any funds we collect will be given to the "Salvation Army Latin America Disaster Fund" because we believe they have an excellent record for using donations effectively to bring immediate relief to disaster victims.
We plan to begin immediatly contacting people through email etc. about this need.
We can do this as individual congregations or we could join forces and do this as a synod. We could even include the CLB churches in Japan, Taiwan and Africa.
My hope is to collect funds through Sunday. Have a special collection during Sunday worship and then distribute the funds as quickly as possible to the Salvation Army. I would like to do what ever follow up that is appropriate to make sure the funds end up at the intended target.
You may have already considered this and have other thoughts. Let me know if there are other measures being planned. We are open to do whatever we can, to help facilitate aid to the victims of the earthquake.
Thanks, In Christ,
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