“But seek the welfare of the city… and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” — Jeremiah 29:7
Members of the Southeastern Michigan Synod are serving their neighbors in the wake of the lead-poisoned water crisis in Flint by addressing the immediate need for clean drinking water in the city. Their efforts are focused through Salem Lutheran Church, Flint, distributing safe water, lead-removing filters, and raising funds for new pipes and a filtration system for the church to supply water to its neighborhood throughout the 48505 zip code, as well as the larger community.
Many concerned Lutherans around the country are praying for the city and asking what else they can do to help the people of Flint. ELCA Advocacy and the Southeastern Michigan Synod are collaborating to invite you to advocate for an amendment to a bipartisan energy bill that would increase immediate relief and work towards long-term solutions for Flint. As church together, we will continue to advocate to for clean water for all God’s children, particularly in impoverished places or communities of color, such as Flint.
Please join us in prayer and action today! Click here to show your support for the welfare of Flint by sending a message to Congress.
Grace and peace,
Bishop Donald Kreiss, Southeast Michigan Synod
The Rev. Amy Reumann, Director, ELCA Advocacy
ELCA World Hunger will also be providing funding for relief efforts in Flint as it looks at how the ELCA can best accompany the community as it looks to move forward.