A message from our Police Chaplain:
During times like these, where we see such destruction from natural disasters like the recent hurricanes and now with the mass shooting in Las Vegas, it is incredibly easy to get swallowed up in anxiety and fear. Making sense out of the senseless can prove fruitless. One thing is for sure, our hearts break for those who have been affected by such tragedy.
When these moments in our life arise, we have to find what it is that we can hold on to. Find what serves as an anchor to our souls so that we won't be swept away with the fear. For me, I hold on to the promise that Jesus gave me from John 16:33 where He says, *"I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”*
Please pray for those in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and now Las Vegas. Creatively find ways through your families or through your places of worship where you can donate other resources of need to these affected areas.
For those affected in the Las Vegas shooting, blood is in critical shortage and in dire need. Tomorrow, October 5th from 1-7 p.m. the Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at the Avon Community Church. Please, if you are able, consider giving this life giving resource. This is one practical way you can assist those in need.
For more information see the following website for Red Cross: http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=56310
Stay Safe and May God Bless You All!
Avon Police Department