The storms that have ripped across the U.S. over the last several weeks have been strong and rare and have impacted many of our communities. The Houston, Texas area has been especially hit hard with flooding, but more specifically in San Marcos, Texas where First Christian Church has experienced significant damage. We continue to keep all who have been affected in our prayers and will continue to monitor the storms and the damage and will seek to help implement recovery efforts.
Come and SOAR! at General Assembly, July 18-22, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. We will be hosting a continental breakfast on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 a.m. at the Convention Center in Ballroom 3. In partnership with the Common Board of Global Ministries' launching of the Middle East Initiative at General Assembly, our guest speaker will be Constantine "Dean" Triantafilou, the Executive Director and CEO of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). He will be uplifting the relief efforts in the Middle East, specifically with the Syrian crisis and the ways in which you have put your Compassion into Action. You can sign up online for the breakfast.
During General Assembly you are invited to come and visit our booth in the exhibit hall and get to know our partners and the many life-changing programs being done around the world. IMA World Health, Society of St. Andrew, Equal Exchange, Agricultural Missions, Foods Resource Bank, Children's Disaster Services, Prosperity Catalyst and Bread for the World will be there to share their work and partnership. Our partner at Equal Exchange will also have fair-trade chocolate and nuts for you to taste and buy that will support sustainable local farmers world-wide.
And on Monday, July 20 our partner, Society of St. Andrew, will be working with Disciples Volunteering to host a food drop at Fourth Avenue Christian Church. 150 volunteers are needed to help package potatoes and other food for local food banks. For more information see the General Assembly Local Mission Opportunities website.
We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!
This Week’s Responses:
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Kentucky, Flood Damage (2)
Missouri, Storm Damage
Colorado, Storm Damage
Oklahoma, Flood Damage
Texas, Storm Damage (4)
Development, Long-Term Recovery and Rehabilitation
Serbia, Women’s Empowerment
Uruguay, Youth Empowerment
Haiti, Long-Term Recovery
Haiti, Women's Empowerment
Tanzania, Medical Development
Iraq, Women’s Empowerment
Palestine, Water Access and Community Development
Indonesia, Food Security
Democratic Republic of Congo, Food Security
Mozambique, Food Security