Brothers and Sisters:
Here is a huge "Thank you, so much!" both from me, and from my friend and colleague, Bishop Pradeep Samantaroy, with whom I chatted yesterday. (Technology is remarkable: he is in Srinagar right now!) He sends his love and thanks to you all! Time after time, when there is a need, the Bethlehem Community steps up to help meet that need, and this weekend, you surely did! Our special offering raised over $13,000 for flood relief in Northwest India! And it will be there by Wednesday, and immediately put to good use, helping to provide clean water, food and shelter for the thousands of people who need them.
As I like to say, "Way to go, People of God!" You, once again, have responded with generosity. You, once again, have shown the willingness to serve people far away with the love of Christ. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It is a wonderful, continuing privilege to share ministry with you! Pastor Chris