Help Send Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims Today!
Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
in Partnership with Because We Care Ministries
Let us begin by saying “THANK YOU” to everyone who helped load three large trailers with supplies for Hurricane Sandy relief in Sewell, NJ. WSLS Channel 10 has been covering the project and you can watch their report starting with the 6 PM news this evening.
Our work is not done. Don Gillette and his Because We Care Ministries team will be returning to Sewell, NJ later this week to continue their partnership with Fellowship Bible Church. This time they will be bringing donated items as well as helping to cut trees and cover roofs.
Here’s how you can once again help:
PRAY! Pray for the people of New York and New Jersey as they recover from this storm. Pray for the teams traveling to the area to provide relief – for safety and for opportunity.
Beginning today, you can drop donations off at the office of Building Integrity (7521 Hitech Rd) in Roanoke and at the Wal-Mart in Bedford. Donations needed include:
New and gently used clothing
Tomorrow beginning at 9:00 am, a BWCM trailer will be in our First Baptist Church parking lot accepting donations. The trailer will remain until 5:00 – 6:00 pm, or the trailer is full.
Volunteer! You can help pack these trailers. Volunteers are needed to load boxes and assist in packing the trailers for the trip.
Financially support their travels. BWCM needs to cover the cost of travel, food, and, in some cases, rooming. Many people in Sewell have offered their homes, but some rooming will be needed.
Spread the word! Help others in our area know of the need and the opportunities.
Please pray about what GOD would have you to do. Let’s all do our part to help!
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America. To the north it is bordered by Honduras, and to the south by Costa Rica. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, partly because of the long civil war of the 1980’s and the devastation caused by hurricane Mitch in 1998. The vast majority of the five million inhabitants live in abject poverty with many suffering from severe malnutrition and starvation.
Here is a link to download a video file that you can show in your church to introduce our ministry and share about the work we are doing in Nicaragua. Right-Click here and choose save to download the video file to your computer. The video is also located on Vimeo.
This ministry helps people meet their chief need for a Savior, while also helping to meet the critical physical needs of hunger, poor substandard housing, shortage of water, lack of schools and education, lack of churches and pastor sponsorship. We offer general economic, healthcare, and emergency relief. To date we have helped feed tens of thousands of hungry people with hundreds of tons of food.
Download our Mission Trip Prayer Journal
We have developed a mission trip prayer journal to use during your trip. We encourage you to print this out and review before the trip, and then use as a journal during your trip.
Download the PDF
Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone with the desire to minister to hurting people in another culture can volunteer! Experience is helpful but not required. The ability to speak Spanish would be a plus, but we always have interpreters who assist in our work. Each team spends about a week in country ministering to the Nicaraguan people in some of the more remote villages.If you are interested in learning more, please contact us to discover if you can become part of this wonderful work.