North Carolina Area Seventy Pleads for Prayers That Florence "Will Speed Up and Move on"

by | Sep. 17, 2018

Mormon Life

“The rivers are expected to crest tomorrow, so it’s only going to get worse for us in the next couple of days,” Fayetteville North Carolina Stake President Jeffrey Quick told Church News on Sunday. “We’ve just got to get this rain out of here, or it’s just going to keep adding to the rivers.”

An Area Seventy is pleading for Latter-day Saints — and anyone else, for that matter — to combine their voices and petition heaven on behalf of his fellow North Carolinians besieged Sunday by driving rain and rising floodwaters.

“We’re asking all who are willing to pray with us; pray that this storm will speed up and move on,” said Elder Matthew S. Harding, a Raleigh resident who presides over much of the storm-weary Tar Heel State.

“We are also praying that the riverbanks will hold — that would be a tremendous blessing,” he told the Church News. “But we are prepared to accept the will of the Lord and we’re working hard taking care of people.”

Lead image courtesy of Emily Hancock Nelson retrieved from Church News

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