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Psalm 26:11 As for me, I will live with integrity; redeem me, O Lord, and have pity on me.
Bill’s church helps people with water shutoffs—a common problem for people in poverty because of missed payments or late fees. This church collects donations of bottled water and operates a hotline that residents can call to report a shutoff. Church staff and volunteers advocate for the residents, working with the water company to restore service and access to the critical resource of water. This church is praying with their community, keeping the faith, and doing the work Jesus asks us to do.
MOVING FORWARD: Do all residents of your community have access to fundamental resources such as water and shelter? What steps can you take to change institutional barriers?
Today the Church remembers Paul Jones, 1941.