I recently received the following email, and post it that we might better pray, and that we might give, if we are able.
"Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Some of you received an email from me already concerning my friend
and classmate, Rev. Dennis Meeker, his wife, and the church/medical
clinic that they are serving in Kenya. [I realize that some of you
know Dennis and Lorna, too.] A copy of the email Rev. Meeker sent
is below for those of you who did not get it already. I ask that you
keep them all in your prayers.
As you can imagine, there is much need for monetary help there. I
communicated with Rev. Meeker this afternoon and I have information
on how to get financial aid to them. I am asking you to prayerfully
consider helping God's servants in need. Also, please pass this
information along to others, as the need is great and the more
donations the better. Here's a way you can offer financial help.
Send a check to my church - Trinity Lutheran Church Manito (address
below) with "Missions" written in the memo line. We will collect the
monies and then donate them as one lump sum to an organization that
is offering to match the funds for them - thereby doubling your
donation. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a
receipt of your donation. Since the need is urgent, please act as
quickly as possible - although any donations will be accepted
regardless of how long they take to come in. If you have questions,
please don't hesitate to ask! Thanks in advance.
Yours, in Christ,
Trinity Lutheran Church
110 S. Park Ave
Manito, IL 61546
Dear Brothers in Christ,
In the midst of turmoil caused by the Presidential election I wish to
inform you that Springs of Life Lutheran Church and Medical Clinic
has suffered severe damage as rioters looted everything and then set
it on fire. Our nursery school has also been looted and burned. It
happened in the early afternoon 3rd of January. Please continue to
pray for us. We thank God our faith is not in material possessions.
Our faith will stand firm and we pray God's intervention for the sake
of Kenya. Jesus said: "I will never leave you or forsake you" Lorna
and I are fine in the midst of much sorrow. We live away from the
high tension zone and communicate by phone to our people in the area.
We rejoice in the fact that faith does not burn and the church is
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Dennis Meeker"