The Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, PA, (Scott Distler, pastor) has been assisting the local police department with meeting community needs caused by the recent rains and flooding. Pastor Distler received the following e-mail from Police Chief Rich Garipoli:
“I just gotta tell you how proud I am of your staff and members. I had the need yesterday for a group of individuals to help us out…I knew immediately who to call…Grace Church. I got Pastor Snow and he took off from there.
“The couple who requested the help was an older couple. The husband had open heart surgery and the lady has hip and walking problems, so they cannot lift anything. They called the police because they had water coming into their basement and wanted the police to help them remove their furniture, because this is all they have (believe me, they don’t have much).
“Apparently, your ‘team’ (led by Andy!) went there and because of it, I have received calls from many, many people who wanted to know who were the people who came to the home on Millway to assist the elderly couple. I tell them…you don’t need to know their names, just that they are from Grace Church and they would do this for anyone.
“My officers were running from call to call…so requests like this cannot be handled by us (even though they would like to). It was just nice to know that Grace is there. Sometimes (I have learned) God places these ‘Little mission fields’ in our way to spread His Word. I am here to tell you it works! Thank you all and never, never stop!!”