Bishop Knoblich writes:
Dear Church Family:
First, I want to say thank you for the outpouring of your love and prayers for those whose lives have literally been turned upside down.
It appears like the last person rescued was last Saturday when this immense landslide occurred.
For days, search teams have concentrated on rescue operations. Unfortunately, these operations have turned now to recovery mode. Our missing church member, Steve Hadaway still has not been found. At this point there are over two dozen known fatalities and approximately 90 people still unaccounted for.
As you can imagine when a tragedy of this magnitude hits a small community of about 1300 people, it is devastating. None the less, the community is pulling together and trying to do the best they can. Our pastor and his wife in the Darrington area, Brother and Sister Alexander, are working hard ministering to people and are so thankful for the prayer support. Please continue in prayer that our Lord can give the grace, peace, and strength to help in times like this.
Again, thank you for your loving concern and prayers.