Corpus Christi, TX, USA
In August 2017, Southeast Texas was devastated by Hurricane Harvey and experienced between 36-60 inches of rainfall over a four-day period. FEMA reported over 500,000 people registered statewide experiencing significant flood damages, including the Houston and Corpus Christi areas where we are focusing our response efforts. Most people did not have flood insurance, leaving many unsure of how they will recover. With this is mind, we are partnering with 15 EFCA churches to reach out to the community to not only rebuild homes but to bring the hope of the gospel to those that have lost so much.
Meet our Missionaries
How is this site strategic?
August 2017 Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast of Texas. With this Crisis we have been able to share the love of Christ to our homeowners and in doing so we have been able to be a part of an amazing opportunity to church plant in Rockport, TX. As most of our homeowners are in the Rockport area it has been a blessing and awe inspiring time to see this happen and see God work in the lives of the local church and the new church plant.
Have you ever wondered how you can help those affected by a crisis? In the wake of crisis, God creates a mission field and you can be equipped to respond with the love of Christ to those impacted.
ReachGlobal Crisis Response exists to develop, empower, and release the Body of Christ to share His love in times of crisis. We partner with a local church in the impacted area which provides connection points between local believers and those we are serving. We commit to the long-term recovery because this gives way to spiritual conversations as people ask “Why are we still here long after the news cameras have left?” Our desire in the wake of crisis it to both proclaim and portray the love of Christ by coming alongside the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those suffering. By serving with us, you too will learn how to proclaim and portray the love of Christ in the context of crisis.
To further this mission, you will develop your leadership skills as you host volunteer teams of all ages. You will teach them how to rebuild homes, prayer walk in communities, and how to live on mission when they return home. You will practice active listening as homeowners share their stories of devastation and practice sharing your faith with those you serve. Yes, the people with gifts in administration, communication, and organization are vital to our ministry’s effectiveness. We will provide housing through the local church so you can learn more about the church and southern culture. We do encourage those with a vehicle to bring them for ease of transportation. If you do not have a vehicle, book your flights in and out of Corpus Christi International Airport. Your meals will be provided during your stay with us and be prepared for some good ole’ southern cooking like Texas BBQ and authentic Tex-Mex food.
Unfortunately, our world is broken and crises will not come to an end until our Savior returns. However, you can learn now and equip others in the future that in the wake of any crisis, God creates a mission field. Let’s work together now to make the most of every opportunity, not growing weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
How You'll Serve
- Hosting short-term mission teams and encouraging them to take it home.
- Helping restore homes (We can teach the skills you will need).
- Active listening to homeowners as they share their stories, and sharing encouragement with them.
- Leading prayer walks through communities we are serving.
- Partnering with local churches for community outreach (VBS, ESL classes, etc.).
- Assisting our Admin team with some of the behind-the-scenes work to keep the ministry running.
- Possibly assisting at other Crisis Response sites.
- Helping with services at the church plant.
- On-site ground transportation
- Most ministry expenses
- Orientation and Debrief
- Travel Agent
- Apex Shirt (we knew you were wondering!)
- Plane Tickets
Students will be paired with a host family in the Church.
What’s included in the price:
Not included in the price:
$550 non-refundable deposit is due April 15, 2021(this is not an additional fee, just the first $550 of your trip).
Full trip cost is due June 1, 2021.