The staff of Our Redeemer's Church in Minot, ND share about flood relief in Minot. This video will be sent to all of our congregations as a DVD. You will find more information and resources below the video.
Our Redeemer's Lutheran Brethren Church asks for your prayers and support. This video is an honest testimony from some of the staff at the church. Minot is still in shock. They are still working through the reality and size of this natural disaster. As we visited them to record this video footage, they had smiles on their faces and they made us feel welcome, but as we walked into their homes we felt a sense of the helplessness that they must be feeling every day. Every home is at a different stage in the cleanup process, yet every home is a place of loss and confusion.
God is working in the midst of this disaster, but the overwhelming reality of how this flood affects the lives of the people in Minot is a daily spiritual hurdle for the Christians in Minot. Please pray for them, that God will give them clarity and strength. Some of the staff have lost their homes in the flood, as well, and they have families to care for, so remember them in your prayers. They need time to care for their wives and children, and the urgency of this disaster relief can sometimes pull them in many different directions. We encourage you to visit Our Redeemer's Church if possible, and walk alongside them as they help rebuild a broken community by caring for the hurting, encouraging the helpless, and sharing the Gospel with those around them.
Visit Our Redeemer's Church's relief effort website for more information: www.missionminot.com
Some quotes from those who visited Minot:
"I don’t know exactly why I felt the way I did in Minot, but as the days wore on I felt at times a sense of hopelessness." - Rev. Shawn Bowman
"They said they didn't want pity and they didn't want folks feeling sorry for them, but they DID cherish prayers and people coming to help when they can, and especially knowing that they are not alone and not forgotten." - Rev. Scott Dempster