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Good News New York/New Jersey! Jesus cares and so do we
CRISIS TIME IS GOD TIME!
Most people, who turn to Christ, do so because a crisis of some sort hits their lives. Sometimes it's a health crisis, sometimes its an emotional crisis, sometimes it's a relational crisis, sometimes it's a financial crisis. The only good news about a disaster is the way in which it focuses peoples mind as to what is really important in life. When all else fails, people turn to God. That's why I do what I do. That's why I have been in almost every major disaster in 63 countries and half of our United States in the last 25 years. Crisis Time is God Time.
People who never seriously entertain a thought about the relevance of God in their life, suddenly change their mind in a crisis. Jesus proved over and over that the best time to give people the Gospel is when they are in a crisis mode. Jesus quoted Isaiah the prophet, when he said, 'some people have ears, but they don't hear, some have eyes but they don't see.
However, let a crisis enter a person's life, and they soon find out that they are not good at being their own God. Suddenly they see the need for supernatural intervention.
When we demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by meeting people's natural needs during a crisis, they are all ears to hear the good news. We don't just pass out relief supplies like the government or secular aid organizations, we pray with them, counsel with them and minister salvation and healing and restoration to their souls. We point to the church as being their long term answer for any crisis in their lives.
My Role as the Disaster Pastor
1. Win Souls and Train Pastors & Churches how to turn a temporary disaster into an eternal victory for the Kingdom of Heaven.
2. Assess and Oversee distribution of Aid and Spiritual Ministry
3. Coordinate with Churches to purchase or facilitate the purchase and collection of supplies including first aid, food, water, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, etc
4. Pastoral Support: An important need is to temporarily financially support local pastors who lose their churches, homes, and congregations. Many churches cannot conduct services, therefore cannot receive their normal tithes and offerings.
5. Rebuild and Restore Churches and Ministries so they can help rebuild their communities bringing God the credit and empowering their ongoing efforts, as well as firmly establishing their relationship equity with their communities.
FEMA, Red Cross, and other secular organizations are totally capable of bringing humanitarian aid. They are NOT capable of delivering it with true compassion. That takes Christians.
The secular world is also not capable of delivering the Gospel. But God never asked them to. That is the responsibility of the CHURCH at large.
6. Faith Without Works is Dead... But Works Without Faith is Dead:
100 hundred years from now EVERYONE we help will be dead. All of the buildings we restore will be gone or useless. The Church of Jesus Christ MUST leverage our desire to be humanitarians with our commission to be soul savers.
It's very simple. The great command from Jesus to "Love your neighbor as yourself" must go hand in hand with the great commission from Christ to "Go make disciples."
It takes both. Just as a dove needs two wings... So the dove of the Holy Spirit need both wings of the great command and the great commission to fulfill the mission of the church.
As the little poem says, "Only one life will soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last."
HELP US HELP THEM!
Here is how you can help us, help them - we need Prayers, Provision and Participation. Provision donations can be sent online to: www.disasterpastor.net or by mailing a check to: JERRY DAVIS STREETREACH MINISTRIES INC 16711 East Rayburn Dr. Conroe, Texas 77302
HOW THE CHURCH BECOMES RELEVANT IN A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
First let me say a thank you to all church partners and friends of The Disaster Pastor Network, who are part of our efforts in New York / New Jersey relief efforts through prayer, contacts and finances. 'Alone I can do a little, together we can touch the world.î
Special thanks goes to Woodlands Church, Pastors Kerry and Chris Shook, Somebody Cares, Doug Stringer, Saddleback Church, Rick Warren, Assoc of Independent Ministries, Bishop IV Hilliard, Pastor Frank Griffith, and dozens of other strategic partner ministries.
Woodlands Church and has immediately responded to the call of need in New York by funding our travel expenses and sending cash to render aid where we see fit! They and New Light Church's (Bishop Hilliard) and Somebody Cares affiliated Churches are also having food drives to ship to locations we have secured with Pastors in New York and New Jersey which will serve as staging grounds, Evangelistic Points of Distribution, and hosting relief volunteer teams to help relief, recovery & rebuilding efforts.
Disaster Pastor Network and all our partner ministries mission is not only to provide natural help which is temporary, but to win souls for Christ. Crisis time is God time. Supplies and Preachers must be sent to hurting people in times of Crisis, "how shall they preach, except they be sent?" Rom 10:15.
It's always an honor for myself and Disaster Pastor Network to represent many ministries working together in disasters.
These type of strategic partnership enables us to be among the first to assess a crisis, understand its unique DNA, and then mobilize the church world and other Christian compassion organizations to render aid and rescue souls.
We are able to do this through a vast and growing network of relationships with churches and compassion ministries built through 100 campaigns in 63 countries over 25 years. In a matter of a few hours we can usually make vital contacts necessary to make the church of Jesus Christ and the Gospel relevant in a worldwide recognized humanitarian crisis.
Would you like to join the Disaster Pastor Network and be part of making a difference in world-wide catastrophic crisis? Contact us and we'll tell you how.
SPECIAL WORD TO PASTORS: We would love to represent you and your church in disaster relief ministry. Whether you are large or small or in between, you can be of great relevance and assistance in reaching people when they are most likely to listen. Strategic partnership and participation in Disaster Pastor Network can be done through influence, praying, provision, participation or a combination. We are here to serve as a facilitating ministry for whatever area the Lord calls you and your church to do. Let us spy out the land for you and serve as the tip of the spear for your part of the mission of disasters. Our core values are to enable the local church of Jesus Christ and to leverage humanitarian relief with the Gospel. To join our network or to learn more please contact us online www.disasterpastor.net or call my office 281 354 7200.
Pastor Jerry Davis
(We work across the board with every denomination or non denomination)
(Aside from his role as the Disaster Pastor, Jerry Davis pastors Embassy Church in the Houston area. You can learn all about it by going to www.EmbassyChurchKingwood.com)