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Pastor Matt Wyatt responds to questions about his efforts over the weekend


February 13, 2020

To the Editor,

It was a busy weekend but very fulfilling. I saw a community come together in a way that was inspiring and made me so grateful to be a part of this town. As for the questions, we have had one family stay the night at the church. We are feeding close to 100 people each day. The things that stood out to me was the Girl Scouts coming and staying for close to 12 hours each day to help in any way possible. We had a person who wishes to remain anonymous give her credit card to the store with an open limit for any supplies we need. Jamie at the store donated all the food for our first breakfast. It has been amazing to watch. My wife and I thought we would do something simple and open the church at 3 a.m. on Friday and just cook a small breakfast. It was then that many people just started showing up asking how they could help. We have had dozens of volunteers and many, many people donating food, water, hygiene supplies, beds and bedding. There are a lot of homes still in need of help so we have teams ready to go once we get the go ahead. I’ve contacted a church in Tri-Cities that specializes in disaster relief and they will be sending a team. It’s just been an amazing thing to watch as hundreds of people are all coming together. 

Waitsburg is special. We feel church isn’t just on Sunday. Church is every day of the week and if we can give people just a little bit of time to breath a bit and relax, we will continue keeping our church open as long as it takes.

Matt Wyatt


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