On Oct. 3, 2017, Samuel Perez, a member of Bishop Janes UMC, and a board member of Next Gen Ministries headed to Puerto Rico. The Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Puerto Rico, Bishop Hector Ortiz, met him at the airport to receive a check for $50,000 from Greater New Jersey, part of the initial response we have received for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. More than 15 GNJ pastors are from Puerto Rico and have family that are struggling on the island. Hundreds of our laity have family there.  We will continue to post about GNJ’s response to this disaster.