What a deep freeze we've had in the Midsouth Conference. Many of our Midsouth pastors, churches, and friends in Texas have been without power for several days. Multiple families and friends huddled together in homes that had heat. Some stayed in hotels. Pipes have frozen in both homes and church buildings. Water has gushed out everywhere. Damage has been done. It’s one thing to have a power outage in the summer when it’s hot. It’s quite something different and dangerous to lose power in sub-zero temperatures. Reports of our friends in need continue to emerge. Thanks to all our heroic Midsouth pastors and leaders in each of our Midsouth churches that have been afflicted by the power outages and cold-related dangers. Water and food shortages are emerging as new realities. Thanks to Midsouth congregations that have reached out to help church members in need, while also reaching out to help neighbors in need. Our Midsouth brothers and sisters are dealing with this emergency situation and we can participate by supporting their efforts. We will continue to be alert to the needs as we hear of them and try to assist or find assistance as we are able.