The congregations of the North Dakota District entered into a covenant at their district convention that this summer would be the Summer of MInot. They pledged to allocate time and resources to the flood recovery effort. To learn more about volunteering, check out:

A weary Lutheran school teacher told a story recently that following an event very few people pitched in take down the tables and chairs. Folks lingered in the gym to visit. But, acted like they didn’t see those at work. It’s easy to over look those in need when it’s not us. Chirst, of course, did the heavy lifting when it comes to our sins. He didn’t look the other way.

2 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Remember the people of Minot in your prayers. If you can’t hang dry wall or muck out a basement, maybe you can financially support those who can. Minot isn’t the edge of the known universe. But, some locals have told me that you can almost see the edge from there. Consider a trip to help out as an adventure. The staff at Hope Village will make your stay comfortable and assign your group someone who needs help with their heavy lifting.