As most of you have heard a state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand and the Prime Minister has requested two minutes silence be observed today 12.51 PM New Zealand time. Please pray for the people of Christchurch, the emergency services, volunteers, Salvation Army and other Christian help organisations as they give aid and ministry to the those who have been effected by the earthquake.
This is New Zealand’s worst disaster in living memory in cost of lives. Your prayers are much appreciated. Disasters can happen to anyone at anytime. Nature and circumstances like this are not in our control. It's how we deal with whatever comes our way that matters.
A week from today will be Shrove Tuesday which is also known as Pancake Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. It refers to the day before Lent starts. and since Lent always starts on a Wednesday, the day before is always a Tuesday. Once again our thoughts turn to what we might give up for Lent. My list has been the same for several years and it is one of the best I've ever found.