And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
How does one begin to sort through the many acts of kindness that have been shown to our fellow brothers and sisters during these past weeks?
- Rev. Arie Bertsch and his wife, Doris are hosting several families living their RV’s and storing their belongings.
- Rev. Paul Krueger and his wife, Julie are hosting several families in their home.
- Jan Rubbert provided transportation with his plane so that flooded rural congregations can have their pastor there for worship
- Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot offered an extra worship service at a location in north Minot to not only serve her own members unable to make the trek south, but to share God’s Word of comfort to a community struggling with the flood waters
- St. Paul Lutheran in Minot as they are open to provide childcare
- Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads is offering free camp tuition for kids from Minot whose homes are effected by flood waters.
These are merely a few examples of things of which I’ve been made aware. Maybe you’ve filled sandbags, built a dike, or helped someone move their belongings out of their home. You might have offered a hot meal to a tired worker or watched small children for someone else heading out to serve. You may have provided a listening ear and strong shoulder on which a weary friend could lean and gain support. No doubt you’ve prayed openly with a friend or silently by yourself.
“I tell you the truth, whatever you
did for one of the least of these brothers
of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
Need I say more?
~D.W. Editor (This was in the July E-News from ND District LCMS)