Crisis Response • Lake Charles, LA, USA
About Crisis Response
ReachGlobal Crisis Response exists to develop, empower, and release the Body of Christ to share His love in times of crisis. They partner with a local church in the impacted area which provides connection points between local believers and those they are serving. They commit to the long-term recovery because it opens opportunities for spiritual conversations as people ask, “Why are you still here long after the news cameras have left?” Their desire in the wake of a crisis is to both proclaim and portray the love of Christ by coming alongside the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those suffering. By serving with Crisis Response, participants also will learn how to proclaim and portray the love of Christ in the context of crisis. To learn more, go to their website.
Visit Crisis Response Website
In August of 2020, Hurricane Laura hit Lake Charles as a category 4 hurricane. It was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall in Louisiana. Laura left the city of Lake Charles and the surrounding areas completely devastated. The sustained 150 mph winds tore off roofs, brought down trees, and caused severe structural damage. Just six weeks after Laura, Hurricane Delta made landfall as a category 2 hurricane and caused even further damage to the already battered area.
Meet our Missionaries
Lake Charles is our newest response site and is developing a team to minister to the Lake Charles area. Currently, the team consists of one couple and two individuals and is still growing. Our heart is to grow closer to the Lord and closer to one another as a team. We have a staff Bible study that we would love to have our interns join us in. We are building relationships with the community, short term volunteer teams, and the church body as we engage in the rebuilding effort.
How is this site strategic?
Lake Charles is an area that is hurting and in need of Christ’s love and the Gospel. We have the opportunity to come alongside people in the wake of a crisis and help with their physical needs- rebuilding their homes, their emotional needs- building a friendship and trauma care, and their spiritual needs- sharing the Gospel and discipleship. We also have the opportunity to build relationships with our volunteer teams and share with them how they can bring back a renewed passion for reaching their own communities.
How You'll Serve
- Home Repair Projects — You will work alongside local teams to repair roofs and complete home repair projects as needed ,in response to the hurricane damage that has devastated the area.
- Relationship Building — This site will offer many ministry-rich opportunities to stop what you’re doing and take the time to build relationships with the families you’re serving and other community members you come in contact with.
- Prayer Walking — Our Crisis Response leaders are very intentional about prayer walking the neighborhoods they are serving in. You will partner in this effort and focus on the obvious physical damages effecting the community in their journey to recover a normal home-life once again. This oftentimes leads to great gospel conversations with people about their spiritual needs as well.
Lake Charles Bible Church
1920 E. McNeese Street
Lake Charles, La 70607
At this site, there are two bunk rooms that hold 10 people each - 10 guys and 10 girls or 20 of one gender.
Stay tuned for more information to come!
- Room and board
- Pre-trip training materials
- On-site ministry costs
- Some ministry supplies