The Commission for Disaster Response Report, Council 2020
Jennifer Wickham, Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery shares her reflection on several years of recovery following Hurricane Harvey and recommends congregational preparedness resources moving forward. Nearing the close of her time serving as Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery, the Rt. Rev. David Reed and the diocese gives thanks for Jennifer’s faithful service and hard work.
She shares, “Think of the Diocese of West Texas as a giant tapestry. There are threads that are woven together in a number of ways, ensuring that the fabric stays strong, flexible, resilient, and beautiful. Some of the threads have been there for generations, and they’ve provided a durable structure for us as we’ve grown and changed. Other threads have been interwoven alongside the length and breadth of the tapestry, providing the structure, color, elasticity, and ever-changing character of our diocese Other threads have been interwoven along the length and breadth of our tapestry, providing the texture, color, elasticity, and ever-changing character of our diocese. Some of the threads are soft, others are rough. Our threads are delicate and strong, sparkly, plain and, because we live in Texas, full of many colors. All of them together make up the mysterious tapestry we hold in our hands.”
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