On this, the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we continue to remember and celebrate the way God has worked in response, relief and recovery following the storm.
However, we know emotions are still high and no one wants another hurricane.
But, because of our experience with Katrina, we are more prepared for any new crisis or situation.
With hurricane season upon us and with Hurricane Gustav projected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast, we intend to respond quickly and communicate effectively with you. To that end, we plan daily email updates and a weekly printed update for information concerning response, relief and recovery.
Our Mississippi Conference Disaster Recovery and Seashore District Disaster Recovery Teams have met, confirmed their strategic response plan and are ready to respond to needs that arise from a possible impact.
Many of you are asking what you can do to assist in this process. For now, we need you to do the following:
Mississippi Annual Conference UMC
P.O. Box 1201
Jackson, MS 39215
In times of crisis, we know “waiting” is difficult. Many times, our intuition is to respond by sending supplies or arriving on the scene personally. However, in the words of Wesley, our first goal is to “do no harm.” We must allow our disaster response teams to assess the situation and provide the best ways for us to make difference.
So, again, we thank you for your prayers and encourage your response, as we, once again, live out the Gospel as the “hands and feet of Jesus” together.
For more information, you may call the conference office at 1-866-MISS4UM (647-7486). If, for some reason, the conference office is in the primary impact zone and unable to respond, please call one of our cell phone numbers provided below.
Blessings and Peace,
Director of Connectional Ministries
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop
Director of Finance and Administration
Director of Ministerial Services
Team Leader, Message and Media
Websites for storm Information: www.crownweather.com/gustav