Our prayers go out to those who have already been affected by today's storms. We are currently assessing the damage in the Northeast District and are looking to later this afternoon as more tornado-producing storms are likely in the conference area. Our hearts also go out to those that have been previously affected, as painful memories once again come to the forefront of their minds.
Just a reminder in the event of severe weather today: neighbors helping neighbors is ok if it's safe, but outside volunteers need to hold off and wait for the conference/areas effected to issue a formal invitation. We will keep you posted, and share any information we have once it has been confirmed and finalized. Please let the first responders do their critical work in the first hours and days of this disaster. As Methodists we take pride in being one of the first groups on the ground, but also the last ones to leave in the time of disaster.
We will be sending out more updates, and you can also keep up with disaster information on Facebook by 'Liking' us at facebook.com/missionsnal
Rev. Matt Lacey, Director of Mission and Advocacy