Enduring

Bishop Gary Mueller (in brown jacket, back to the camera) prays for and with members of Vilonia UMC who are helping with clean-up on April 29, 2014, in the wake of the tornado that ripped through the central Arkansas town two days earlier. Photo by Amy Forbus, Arkansas United Methodist.

“In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.” John 16:33, Common English Bible

Hard things happen to all of us. As Christians, we have faith that God is in control even during difficult times, a belief that creates an enduring faith as we go through life.

A tire swing sways in the wind from Hurricane Rita over the remains of a beachfront home destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in Ocean Springs, Miss. Rita made landfall in East Texas Sept. 24, 2005, nearly four weeks after Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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'In the world, you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.' John 16:33
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An enduring faith

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