Dear Brothers and Sisters:
If you are reading this mail, it is a signal that there has been restoration of some degree of normalcy for you after the passage of hurricane Irma. It would be appropriate to pause and give thanks to the Lord for being so gracious and merciful to us. We could be like the people of St. Martin or Barbuda. If you have not done so already, I suggest that you gather with your family for the purpose of offering praise to God for his goodness. Yes, it is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord!
It is my prayer that as you recover, like the rest of the people and regions who are going through the same process, that if your property experienced any damage whether major or minor, you are receiving the necessary support. If we at the church can be of any assistance to you in this process, please do not hesitate to let us know. Please also remember that we do have a food pantry that could possibly assist you with supplies.
I am pleased to inform you that apart from the debris from trees on the church compound and a couple of uprooted trees, our facility has not sustained any significant damage. (A little portion of the roof capping was dislocated). Power has been restored and from what we have assessed, all our appliances and equipment are up and working. If you are able to give a hand with any form of the cleaning up process, we would be grateful. However, I ask that you give priority to your families and those around you.
God’s willing, we will gather for corporate worship on Sunday morning. I understand that there are some persons who may not have utilities restored before Sunday. If you know such persons, please help them to cope as best as you can. We will try to have our ice machine in operation so we can make ice available to those who might need.
The Church of the Nazarene is committed to assist helping us to access resources that are needed to help us deal with the current challenges. Please inform me if you are aware of anyone who is in need of food, clothing, appliances, or things that are necessary for daily living.
Just as God remembered Noah during the flood, He has also remembered us. He is our Shelter in the time of storm.
Praying God’s blessings for you.