Hurricane Florence recently hammered the Carolinas inflicting all kinds of damage along the coastline. Our thoughts and prayers are with the thousands still suffering. During the weekend that Florence was tracking across South Carolina I left our home early to drive to Ohio for a conference. While driving north on I77 I was stunned by the dozens of utility trucks driving the opposite direction into the storm preparing to assist and serve those suffering in storm’s devastating wake. Seeing the response of those all across America to help those in need reminded me of the way the church is to love and serve one another. 1 Peter 1:22 instructs us that “seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” Part of being on mission and living the Gospel is loving and serving others. Jesus said “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:35)                                                           David A. Smith (Director)