“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Ps 50.15)
On September 26th, there was a major fire at a chemical processing plant located just blocks away from our church building. Schools and businesses have been closing sporadically and without prior notice because there are still fumes coming from the plant that have made people sick or given them headaches. Because of the toxic smoke, farmers in affected areas have lost their crops. People are worried and angry. So far our regular church services have not been affected since we have been generally upwind from the fumes. Pray for grace and wisdom in ministering the Word in this context. Pray for wise decisions and clear communication from government officials. Pray that the toxic waste will be cleaned up soon! But more importantly we ask you to pray that disheartenment with the shortsightedness and selfishness of sinful humanity will cause some to look to the Creator.
Since the neighborhood in which we live is upwind, and up and away from the industrial part of the city, we are affected only when visiting or driving through certain areas.