Please join me in praying for the people of Nepal, India, and China, and all others affected by the recent earthquakes and avalanches. As we pray, we remember the families of those who have been killed or injured, and the many rescuers, relief workers, physicians, nurses, and other caregivers who are themselves risking their own safety to search for victims and to care for survivors.

In the midst of destruction and pain, we look for ways to provide the tangible assistance needed in these times of disaster. As is always the case, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will respond appropriately and work with other international organizations to provide help. To offer financial support, make out checks to your local church, write Conference Fund No. 5966 in the memo, and put in the offering plate.

Thank you for your prayers and for your faithful response to the needs of others with the love and compassion of Christ.

Your brother in Christ,

Hee-Soo Jung, PhD
Bishop