On today’s message, General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens encourages the church to hold Jackson, Mississippi in prayer, support the ministry of Week of Compassion and continue to advocate for a justice.
“Just consider your family not having safe drinking water and the kind of help that you would want. It’s a justice issue and it’s something that we can do something about. We hope that you will give generously and give to Week of Compassion” – Rev. Terri Hord Owens
Rev. Terri Hord Owens: Hello Disciples, this is your General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens coming to you live now from Karlsruhe, Germany in the Schwarzen Hall where the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches has just adjourned a wonderful time.
I’ll tell you more about that later, but one of the things I’ve been watching and paying attention to and that our whole church has been responding to is the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, where so many people are without potable water to drink. We know that Week of Compassion has been in touch with Dr. Nadine Burton the Regional Minister In the Great River area which includes Mississippi as one of its states and so we’re encouraging people to give as always to Week of Compassion and you can designate those donations to the Jackson water crisis. Some churches are putting together a convoys to send water down there. Contact Week of Compassion or the regional office of Great River to find out how your individual church can help but remember when Week of Compassion is there the whole church is there so please give generously.
Just consider your family not having safe drinking water and the kind of help that you would want. It’s a justice issue and it’s something that we can do something about. We hope that you will give generously and give to Week of Compassion and even if you are in the region give to your regional efforts to help support the families in Mississippi. God bless you all and remember that God loves you and so do I. I’ll see you soon and it’s been a wonderful time to be in Germany I’ll tell you about it later take care God bless.
Rebecca B. Smith says
Thank you, Pastor. We can be there tangibly through our gifts to Week of Compassion and in solidarity through our prayers. Doing both today!