UM VBS students reach out to fire victims
“I’m praying for you.”
“I’m sorry that you lost your house.”
“I’m sorry, and I am praying for you.”
“I am sorry that you lost your dog in the forest fire.”
“I’m sorry that your house burned. God bless you. Gillian 4 yrs old”
These are some of the messages from children attending
The youngsters’ cards reflected an innate sense of God’s Presence in time of disaster - “I’m sorry that your house burned down. God loves you,” wrote Nicole – along with surprising empathy.
From Emily, “I hope your pets are safe and your things that are special aren’t lost,” and, from
Along with the children’s prayers for comfort came prayers of thanksgiving, as voiced by Anya, age 2 ½. “I’m glad you are safe,” said her card.
What adults can do
Individuals and churches within the Cal-Nevada Conference who would like to help are invited to send donations. Checks should be made payable to the California-Nevada Annual Conference and mailed to
The Conference sent $2,000 in emergency aid to the Tahoe region on June 29. In addition to the Conference assistance, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), at the request of Bishop Beverly J. Shamana, has issued an emergency grant to help provide emergency shelter, food, clothing and transportation. Bishop Shamana had said many of the displaced homeowners are service providers to the
While an Advance Special Number designated for the Tahoe disaster has not yet been posted, UMCOR’s website urges that you give to the US Domestic Disaster Response Advance, #901670, “so that the church's response to these and future US disasters can be generous and timely.”