Journey to Houston
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.
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 will they ever 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.
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. You will also learn how people serving behind-the-scenes play an integral part in our mission. 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 Houston airports. 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. (Galations 6).