The WNALC Annual Gathering is less than two months away and plans are being finalized. However, let us not forget those in need in Texas, which has been documented as a FEMA National Disaster by the President. Although the government will assist in many areas, we should ask ourselves, “What can we do to help?” First and most important are the power of prayer and Christian spiritual care. Then come the tangible needs.
What better way to support the State of Texas, site of the 2015 NALC Convocation and WNALC Annual Gathering, than to ask our congregations to donate Bibles or gift cards to aid individuals and families in the Texas counties of Cooke, Gaines, Grimes, Harris, Hays, Navarro, and Van Zandt. A congregational representative/delegate could bring the Bibles and/or gift cards to the NALC Convocation/WNALC Annual Gathering and the NALC Disaster Task Force will ensure that they are delivered to the areas that have the greatest need.
Please bring Bibles and gift cards valued at $10 or more from Walmart, Home Depot, etc.,to assist in this worthy cause. Simply drop them off at the NALC Disaster Response table in the in the Convocation exhibit area, and greet Mary Bates, Task Force Chair, and David McGettigan, Disaster Response Coordinator.
Monetary gifts should be sent to NALC Disaster Response, 2299 Palmer Drive Suite 220, New Brighton MN 55112-2202.
What a blessing your help will be for the many families in these disaster-stricken areas!