October 4, 2017
Family Update September 2017
Iris Relief deployed volunteers following the August 25th touchdown of Hurricane Harvey. We deployed to Corpus Christi, Texas and was able to partner with Rock City Church and Pastor David Bendett.
Pastor Bendett has businesses and church members in the affected communities and the church was able to help us connect with the greatest area of need. As our Iris Relief volunteers arrived, we were able to host a training at Rock City Church for our volunteers, the community, and the church. This allowed us to integrate with the community and church in a collaborative effort to meet the needs of the city.
- Train and mobilize Iris volunteers, church volunteers, and local community volunteers.
- Meet basic needs through Relief supplies and volunteer labor.
- Dispatch chaplains for spiritual and emotional care.
- Empower the local church for long term recovery.
Starting on September 4th - 8th we had 30 people on the ground in Corpus Christi that gave over 810 man hours. This group consisted of Iris missionaries, Watts of Love, Herdex, and volunteers from Rock City Church.
During this time we had teams deployed in the cities of Port Aransas, Refugio, Rockport, Aransas Pass, Fulton, and several neighboring communities. We were able to minister in several homes performing muck outs, debris removal, tree removal, chaplaincy, and equipping local leaders.
Each home received prayer, encouragement, and a message of hope. We were also able to get needed supplies into communities that were in need. These supplies included food and water, tarps, diapers, pet food, bedding, cleaning supplies, and other donated items. Beltway Park Church, and Global Samaritan Resources in Abilene, contributed to our gathering of donated items.
The Iris team was able to minister to the local church body where we saw two healings and many received prophetic ministry and a deep encounter with the presence of God.
Restoring the Foundations Training: October 13th- November 10th
It has been said that a person can live forty days without food, four days without water, four minutes without air, but only four seconds without hope. RTF provides hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living through a personal experience with God’s transforming, empowering love.Please join us for a 4-week training seminar at Camp Barkeley for Restoring the Foundations. For more information please visit our website at campbarkeley.com, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please continue to follow us on social media and our website. Thank you so much for each person who has come along side to encourage and pray for us! We are expecting God to do amazing things these upcoming months and we are humbled at the thought that He WANTS to use us to help further His Kingdom.
Thank you so much to each of you that have prayed and believed with our team this month while we have been deployed in South Texas contribution to the Relief efforts. We currently have a team deployed in the Coastal Bend area distributing goods, and serving homeowners affected by the Hurricane.