This Sunday, the community is invited to join members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a special day of fasting and prayer for rainfall.
“It’s not uncommon for people of all faiths to turn to God in a spirit of prayer and fasting, particularly in circumstances outside our control,” said Corey Cuvelier, president of the Woodland California Stake, which includes eight congregations of the LDS church in Davis, Woodland, Winters and Dixon. “In what could be the worst drought on record in California, we seek divine help and invite our neighbors to join us.”
LDS church members are encouraged to fast the first Sunday of each month and go without food or drink for two consecutive meals. The money they would have spent on these meals is donated to the church’s welfare system to assist the poor and needy.
More than 775,000 LDS members live in California, and congregations throughout the state have been encouraged to pray and fast for rainfall this Sunday. The community is invited to attend the local meeting designated for this fast at the Davis chapel, 785 Elmwood Drive, at 11 a.m.