Jonie Nester, a pastor serving Poplar Grove UMC in Morgan County, recently lost her home to fire. To assist her, Bloomington District Superintendent Bob Ostermeier issued a plea for all Bloomington District churches to donate $100.

The plea was taken a step further with the churches and clergy of the South Indiana Conference given the opportunity to donate to the Nesters. As of May 1, the Bloomington District office has received $5,625. The first check was issued to the Nesters last week to aid in getting a septic permit and soil sample so that a septic system can be installed. Jim and Martha Dawson of Bloomington donated an RV for the Nesters to use during the month of May.

Send contributions to the Bloomington District UMC, 1520 South Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403-5167. For more information, call 800-919-8161 or 812-339-1445. Thank you.