From the Bishop’s Desk: Responding to the Needs in Haiti

Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
 
Epiphany greetings to all. Most of us watched the earliest pictures of the incredible destruction of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti from the warm comfort of our homes in the safe environs of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
 
As we celebrate the coming of the Christ child, we are reminded that he taught us to serve our neighbors. Our brothers and sisters in Haiti live in extreme poverty and violence. Now their situation has been made even worse by the earthquake.
 
We can help in the recovery from this disaster by contributing to the ELCA International Disaster Response. You can respond through your congregation, the synod office, Lutheran World Relief, or directly with the churchwide organization’s ELCA International Disaster Response contribution page. Specify “Haiti Earthquake” in the memo line of your donation. 

In Jesus,
The Rev. Richard H. Graham
Bishop
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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