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you, Mel, for your excellent leadership to help people and situation
making Break-Through against man made disaster. And good to see Art`s
pictures and read his article. Blessings. thy
to our brother's and sister's of Newtown UMC and communitty we in the Virginia annual conference are kieeping you in our prayers.
I have shared with residents in my retirement community (affliated wtih the UMC) that our thoughts and prayers were with this UM Church. I also shared with them my feeling that UM clergy, no matter where they serve, feel the burden of another leader in a church anywhere else. Maybe this is what it means to be connectional: we are aware of the pain and willing to share it, willing to bring it to the awareness of others, unwillling to let other United Methodists forget that our brothers and sisters in Christ are being challenged by circumstances ulike any other they have ever seen. This week the whole denomination should remember Rev. Kawakami and his congregation. I have prayed for you in your preparations for these two funerals and for the work of helping your congregation and your town grieve.
To our brothers and sister in Christ, we lift you in fervent prayer in Oklahoma City. Our hearts hurt for you. At thr bombing memorial we have a statue of Jesus that simply yet comfortingly says "and He wept". We weep with you!
Prayers are coming from Morgan Hill United Methodist and will continue to come.
It appears the grief in the Newtown community has affected people all over the world. The word of Hope is reaching the four corners of the earth and God continues to work in midst of the difficulties that his children suffer. Our arms, here in Southwest Minnesota, are being wrapped around you daily.
Our interim Unitarian Universatlist minister here in Bend, OR offered us a chance to write cards to Newtown persons. Being a retired UMC deacon, I addressed one of mine to your congregation, so, now reading your reflection upon the horrible tragedy is significant. Sending ongoing and continuous prayer your way Pastor Mel, to those families suffering unfathomable grief for their little ones, and your entire town. May God's compassion find itself in your ministries together, Annis Henson, email@example.com Bend, OR
The list of names from the tradjedy are in our bulletin, today for the prayer list. Thank you for responses that are meaningful! As people look to your leadership for solutions: my prayer is that your answers are as wise. Thank you for your leadership in the times of need.