Dear friends in the MS Conference, On this first day of the new quadrennium, Mike and I give thanks for our assignment back to MS.
You are all in our prayers as we continue forward together. As Hurricane Gustav moves northwest, rain and wind continues to threaten our communities.
We continue pray for your safety and for the safety of our friends in Louisiana and the other states impacted.
Our leaders in disaster preparedness and disaster response and recovery have done an excellent job in recent weeks.
We are deeply grateful to each of them for their faithful work. As we survey damage in our state, we will respond with the prayers, skill and generosity of the entire connection of United Methodist people.
I hope you will use this blog to share your stories and your insights. I plan to check it daily and to offer thoughts as we move forward.
Blessings to you all, Hope