One time I counted how many hurricanes had affected my life in one way or another. In one our vacation was canceled. In another my family lost a screened in porch. In another I did hurricane volunteer work that was heartbreaking. Two years ago Hurricane Irma made a very big impact that is still continuing to affect us.
All those hurricanes give you a perspective that overwhelmed me with the size of Hurricane Dorian and the horror for the Bahamas. As I write there are still 1,300 people missing. Many, if not most, either washed out to sea or their bodies have not yet been identified. Unimaginable, even for those of us with lots of hurricane experience.
In a meeting of the Interfaith Ministerial Alliance, I was very grateful to be part of a conversation in which people were talking about responding to the human need with practical assistance. After sharing a number of things we might do we realized all of us have inspiring musicians! Let's sing and play music and share our faith traditions and take up an offering!
Inside this newsletter you will see the specifics, but I hope you will consider this as one way to answer the call to remember our friends in the Bahamas.
Love & Prayers,