Dear WCA Family,
As you have no doubt seen, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida as category 4/5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. The devastation is severe. As I write this, 19 people are confirmed dead, officials are calling it a once a 1,000 year rain event, and homes are destroyed. It is in times like these that God answers people’s prayers by calling His disciples to action. The people of Florida need our help.
Below is an appeal from the Rev. Jeremy Rebman, president of the WCA-Florida. The WCA-Florida is working in a connectional way to help connect churches and communities in need with those that are willing to provide help. They are also collecting financial donations. Every dollar donated will go directly to help people. Not one penny will go to administrative costs. Thank you in advance for prayerfully considering how you can be an answer to the prayers of the people of Florida.
All God’s love,
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
One of the greatest blessings for me in our new Methodist movement is a renewed unity in the Lord. I didn’t realize how much I was missing true connectionalism until I began experiencing it again with pastors and laity being called by God into the new movement, at New Room, and at WCA and GMC events. It seems that God is drawing together a new Wesleyan family. Praise God!
The leadership of the WCA-FL and Florida GMC feels a burden for this new family as we walk through Hurricane Ian recovery. 1 Corinthians 12 speaks of God’s special care in forming the body of Christ, and in verses 25-26, we read, “This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it…” (NLT). Therefore, let us care for one another in this difficult time. Let us give witness to the love of God and the truth of the Gospel by how we serve one another and our communities.
The WCA-Florida would like to coordinate a special offering for hurricane recovery, as well as the delivery of supplies, and potentially work teams. We would like to work through churches in affected areas to help them, and to help them serve their communities in Jesus’ name. This offering will be distributed through churches willing to serve as a ministry hub for their area. The WCA-Florida is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Please use this link to give and click the Hurricane Box: https://tinyurl.com/2y3xkt85
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your community has seen serious impacts from the storm and/or if you need help. Also, please let us know if you would be interested in serving as a ministry hub for storm relief. We will send you a quick questionnaire to help us to learn how you can assist churches in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian.
May God bless you and keep you,