Relief for First Responders – Gatlinburg TN

For whom so much is given the same is much required….when I awoke this morning my home town, Gatlinburg Tn literally was on fire. The home/motel that I was raised in, we are not sure if its even still standing. In talking to my sister and Aunt from Gatlinburg, our family is all evacuated and safe. I have been watching TV stations from Knoxville, and understand this fire is huge and effects thousands of people. Tomorrow beginning at noon I will have a truck located at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on 460 east Bonsack area collecting supplies to support the First Responders that are fighting this great tragedy. The TV station requested the following items for the First Responders: Gatorade, protein bars, hight calorie candy and candy bars, work gloves, Chapstick, sanitized wipes, nonperishable snack items.

Please lift these First Responders up in prayer as the majority of them have been fighting fires in other areas for days!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1

About Nicaragua

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.

Church Resources

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.

Our Ministry

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.
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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.