He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”Revelation 21:4
I often get asked the question, What is a disaster chaplain/pastor?
Simply put, they respond to the needs of others when they are in a place of crisis, loss, and helplessness during and after a traumatic event or disaster. Some survivors have asked me; “Where is God?” or “Why did He allow this?” and even, “I don’t believe in a God who would do this.”
The Salvation Army states: “59% of disaster victims preferred to receive support from a clergy or religious counselor. Many people – including disaster victims – desire spiritual care during times of distress.”
I recently spoke with a responder who is trying to help an Iranian church here in America translate and send training materials for Complex Trauma and Disasters, to believers to use with flood victims in Iran. It is illegal in Iran to distribute Christian materials that have been translated into Persian. Sending videos, materials, etc. poses many risks and challenges. Please pray for this project. Our world is crying out for help.
After a disaster rebuilding is a slow. It is a long and tedious process and the need for long term pastoral care is self-evident.
Perhaps you’re facing a storm of a different kind today. Not “a furious squall,” but rather a furious boss, spouse, child, or creditor. Or maybe you’re struggling against storm winds in your health or emotions. Your crisis & disaster is real and can be fearful, paralyzing or you may even be angry.
Perhaps you may feel helpless.
No matter what storm any of us face, we can turn our face toward it and fight ferociously knowing Jesus is in our boat and He is for us and not against us.
He is the anchor that keeps our soul in perfect peace.
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
People ask me how do I get my assignments?
Sometimes, I feel a leading or “prompting” in my heart from God telling me to go somewhere or to someone in particular.
It may be a referral from a pastor, friend, close relative or an individual who needs help and confidential counseling. After a class I am teaching someone sends me a note, or asks for prayer.
I have to admit there are many times when I am uncertain of what to do or say, and even afraid to go. But, Jesus has rescued me from so many perilous situations in my own life; I know that He alone remains faithful.
It has been almost 10 months since Hurricane Michael hit the Gulf Coast and inland leaving a trail of devastation and destroying 2.8 million acres of timber. The trees are down, but survivors, communities and people are recovering and businesses are reopening. There are many groups, organizations and after care providers giving out hugs, warm smiles and finding ways to help survivors become brighter and stronger.
I am praying for you…. and please keep the following needs in prayer for me!
I will be traveling in September and part of October, then back in the Pensacola area.
- My vehicle is currently running well but is 16 years old and has over 250,000 miles! I hate the thought of giving it up, yet I believe it is going to be time soon. I am looking and praying for a newer and affordable vehicle. Please pray God will help me make a wise choice.
My current personal & ministry income is approximately $1400 a month.
I need to more than double this in order to afford a newer vehicle and supply ministry budget needs.
Please pray for prayer partners & supporters. I rely solely on the love and generosity of others to support this ministry financially. To my prayer partners and supporters, thank you for your love and support. Together with the Lord we are making a difference!
Visa & travel expenses for trips coming up the end of the year, and in 2020.
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