A storm bringing flash floods plowed through Louisiana, destroying thousands of homes and displacing over 10,000 residents who are currently living in shelters. The number of people being affected by these floods is rising by the hour leading President Obama to declare a state of emergency. Four people have died and 20,000 people have required rescue. The need is still great, and we are responding by mobilizing trips to go and serve alongside our partner ministries there. Sign up if you'd like to stay up to date on current needs and relief trips.
WHEN DISASTER HITS, WE RESPOND.
Adventures in Missions responds to both domestic and international disasters, from neighbors next door to friends on the other side of the world. Because needs differ with each disaster's location and intensity, our agile response efforts fill the gaps, meeting needs other relief organizations can't or don't meet.
You can join us the next time disaster hits. To be on our first responder list and be informed of potential disaster relief opportunities, sign up on the right.
Bill Bush, Director of Short Term Missions, on 8.15.2016
Flash Flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has left 20,000 people in need of rescue, while homes have been destroyed. We're currently in communication with ministry partners in the area for ways we can partner and serve with them. If you'd like to join our efforts, sign up to be updated with needs and when we post relief trips.
Steve Wallace and Alyssa wallace on the ground with Adventures in Baton Rouge.
Bill Bush, Director of Short Term Missions, on 5.11.2016
Since November of 2015, we've sent three short term teams and multiple World Race squads to Lesvos, Greece. With recent change in legislation, we currently are not scheduling any new teams, but if you'd like to stay up to date, check out our Refugee Crisis Page for the latest stories.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Pray for the residents of Baton Rouge, who have lost everything—from family heirlooms, homes, and loved ones.
Pray for wisdom for the local government.
Pray for those on the ground serving.
Pray for World Race Alumni who live in the Baton Rouge area; there are 10+ alumni who have been directly affected by the flooding.
More people to come and assist on the ground as we set up relief trips.
Finances and people willing to give quickly.
Hope and peace for all aid workers and those effected by the crisis.
Nearly three billion people were affected by natural disasters in the last decade. In this video, Jerri shares her story of one life devastated, one life restored. This is why we show up— to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to build homes, hope, and an open door for the Gospel.
About the Relief Fund:
Given the unpredictable nature of these disasters, precious time is lost when making efforts to raise funds while victims are already in desperate need. That's why we have created a general Disaster Response Fund allowing us to respond immediately to disasters as they are happening.
As we continue to make you aware of the ways you can help when these events occur, consider supporting the Disaster Response Fund throughout the year so resources are available for our teams to act immediately when unexpected disasters hit.