Tornadoes in Mountain Home, Arkansas

On Wednesday, May 29, Pastor Dan Sims, the director of WELS Christian Aid and Relief, and Mr. Jim Bublitz, one of CAR’s disaster relief leaders, visited the area surrounding Mountain Home, Arkansas to assess damage from three recent EF-3 tornadoes. Pastor Dan Schmidt of Trinity Lutheran Church served as our guide. While the damage is severe in places, local emergency management and other disaster relief agencies have the clean-up work well in hand. There is no need for WELS CAR to deploy volunteers to the area. However, we will be working with our congregation in Mountain Home to assist families who experienced loss, especially one family that lost their entire home. Please continue to remember those impacted by these storms in your prayers.

In Jesus, our compassionate Savior,
Pastor Dan Sims
Director, WELS Christian Aid and Relief

Prayer: Lord, our compassionate and gracious God, open our eyes to see the needs of people in our communities and move us to show compassion. We thank you that, through the support of WELS Christian Aid and Relief, our churches can do more to help our neighbors in need. May our compassion for others reflect your compassion for them and our trust in you. We pray that your Holy Spirit will use our efforts to communicate that we love because you first loved us. May your gospel move many more to believe in you. Amen.