The January issue of Lamplight, Episcopal Relief & Development’s disaster program newsletter is available to read online.
Grace and peace be with you all this Epiphany. This year has not started off mildly. Our prayers at Episcopal Relief & Development are for all people in the US affected by flooding in the West, the recent mass shootings, and tornadoes across the south in Alabama, Texas and Louisiana. Please join us in prayer as we check in and work with partners to assess their varying needs. Please also pray for our long-term recovery programs this year as we work to build stronger networks across communities to make future responses happen more quickly, equitably and sustainably. Our partners will continue to address the economic, spiritual, social and mental effects of disasters on vulnerable groups, including unhoused, older adults, undocumented workers and people who live in geographically isolated areas. Working Together for Lasting Change, we are moving closer to having the world that God intended for us.