One of my classmates is serving a church in Flint, Michigan. You may recall that water contamination was causing illnesses in that community, starting with children. Officials in Michigan would not believe the evidence until it spread throughout Flint and couldn’t be denied. Still today, many do not trust the minimal water filters provided. Flint is a diverse city with many African American people, Hispanic people, and White people living together. They have been hard hit by the decline of the auto industry.
My pastor friend is a joyful, hard-working pastor who loves his community. They are working to bring clean water and advocate for better representation at tables of influence in Flint, Detroit, and throughout Michigan. God cares about the whole person — body, mind, and soul.
Pray for our neighbors in Michigan and let me know if you would like to learn more about what faithful efforts are taking place in Flint.