A Powerful Day to Remember
August 31, 2018 marked the day of remembrance for all who were lost to the opioid crisis. It was a powerful day for those attending the Good Samaritan Network Gathering.
A Day of Remembrance
On Aug 31, the Good Samaritan Network gathered over 40 people who are involved in organizations or ministries working to end the opioid crisis. The morning was powerful as people came together to see what collaboration could look like and become involved in sharing resources and encouragement.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen sent a representative and a letter supporting this effort while Former Gov. Sununu also represented the collaboration between the church and the government to end this epidemic (Jeanne Shaheen's letter is posted below).
The day was closed in prayer, remembering those who have been lost in this terrible battle of addiction and for those left behind. Lydia O’Leary, who cares for and houses women and children suffering from addiction, prayed for the two fathers represented – Doug Griffin and Mark Anderson, both who lost a child to this beast. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as healing prayer was ministered over two fathers, now also joined by Pastor Ron Moore and Kathi Saari, and Judy Mason. It is a reminder of the pain this crisis causes for so many, and the need for urgency so there will be no further casualties.
As an organization made of many individuals who believe in the power of prayer, we'd like to invite you to join us at the next prayer event that will involve the entire New England Area at SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH on Oct 28. It's called, “If My People Pray”, and is an event separate from the Good Samaritan Network but corporate prayer is planned to end this opioid crisis for our state. For more information please click here.
If you’d like to learn more about the Good Samaritan Network and how you can get involved, there may be an event in your area. Please click here to find out more.
With our Lord Jesus Christ we know nothing is impossible and through prayer and supplication, we can make our requests before the Lord. Though we are saddened by the loss and crisis, there is always hope in our Savior.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4: 6-7