God (AG) district leaders in Mississippi say they discovered a new avenue of
ministry—sharing the love of Christ with Gulf Coast residents through the
creation of a disaster response team reports the AG News Service.
[in this area],” says Robert Bingham, director of the response team. “It’s a [good] opportunity for the church to show Jesus.”
evacuees on two campgrounds. With the help of its volunteers, the team provided
2,000 meals, as well as generators, buckets and fuel for those in need.
they're amazed and say how much they appreciate us and the people who are making
this possible,” said Travis Spencer, a staff pastor at First Assembly of God in
Mattoon, Ill., who traveled to the South to help with relief efforts. “We didn't
know what we were going to get into when we volunteered to help, but it's been
Missouri-based Convoy of Hope, opened a computer center for evacuees to contact
the Red Cross. This week the group plans to remove debris and distribute food
reports the news service.
the community in any way they are able. “Volunteers may do anything from
assisting in a shelter to minor home repairs, hooking up generators or basically
anything that needs to be done,” he says. “[They] may be needed to sweep the
floor or to just listen to somebody's story.”