Even though hurricanes are one of those few disasters that allow one to prepare for its coming, we are reminded time and again that it is the Lord who governs the winds and waves and the paths these storms will follow. In good stewardship, we prepare for the worst while hoping for the best, trusting the Lord’s will be done.
Please pray for the many OPC churches and members who live in the projected path of this storm. For those of you who do live in this path, you are encouraged to prepare. The National Hurricane Center (as well as many other sites) have good info on hurricane preparedness.
For those OPC churches in the eye of the storm, we ask that, after the storm passes, you let us know your status and if you need us to help mobilize a disaster response effort. Pastors, please email David Nakhla at email@example.com or call (562) 760-7606 as you are able. We are hoping that your presbytery diaconal committees will be able to assist in gathering this info for the churches in each presbytery as well.
If you can’t reach David, please contact Lendall Smith at (630) 393–4174 (home), (630) 765-0271 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us remember in prayer those who are already suffering the affects of this storm in the Caribbean even as we continue to pray that the Lord would bring glory to Himself by showing mercy to us and our nation yet again.
“As thou knowest not what is the way of the wind…, even so thou knowest not the work of God who doeth all.” Ecclesiastes 11:5 ASB