"More than 100 days have passed since Hurricane Dorian ravaged sections of the Bahamas and imposed severe anguish and pain upon its people, especially those on the more northerly islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama," wrote Peter Kerr, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, in a letter to Ohio Conference president Dr. Ron Halvorsen in late December.
Scores of some of our most precious citizens and residents have lost their lives as a result of the storm, and hundreds remain missing. However, through it all, we have seen the mighty hand of God at work through individuals like you who have responded to the urgent call for help and have sent much needed funds and relief supplies to aid the people in need.
My colleagues in administration and I wish to register our sincere appreciation to you for the assistance that you channeled through our union and other avenues to our people.
Your assistance has certainly made a whole world of difference to the survivors of this terrible disaster. In future communications, I will share with you updates on the progress of the relief and recovery efforts.
As we approach the holiday season, we will surely need your prayers for the many in this country who will have no halls to deck for Christmas or no houses to decorate with lights or in which to place a Christmas tree. Please remember the many who are still searching for or mourning the loss of loved ones.
Thank you once again for your great acts of generosity. We will long remember your kindness and compassion."
The Ohio Conference would like to once again thank all who contributed to the relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.