Dear Dr. Patzer:

On behalf of the Arkansas-Louisiana and the Southwest Region conferences, I want to thank you for the very generous offerings your members have given to assist with the impact of hurricane Katrina. When a disaster such as Katrina strikes, we are indeed blessed to be a part of a church family that comes together and helps those who have suffered great losses.

We appreciate the initiative that you and your fellow officers took in asking your members to support the churches and members affected by the storm. The response has been overwhelming, and we wish we could thank each donor personally. Please express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your members who gave so generously.

May the Lord bless all of you and reward you for your giving.


Max Trevino

Southwestern Union Conference president

February 01, 2006 / North Pacific Union