Together, the members of the churches of the Great Rivers Region express their love for our Savior by reaching out to neighbors in their communities, state, nation, and throughout the world.
The ABC GRR - formed and employed by the churches - helps these members identify needs and send themselves and their financial gifts to those in need.
$10,000 in OGHS Emergency Relief Funds Provided
for Victims of the Philippine Typhoon. Additional
Relief Aid Urgently Needed
Washington IL devasted by F4 190 mph tornado; This and multiple other tornados killed and injured many and destroyed homes from Pekin IL to Chicago.
We have received no word of church facilities being damaged.
However, we have received several reports of church families experiencing losses.
ABMen Disaster Team leaders are meeting with state officials in two locations this morning for damage assessment and possible assignments.
One Great Hour of Sharing funds are available for relief and rescue efforts.
Friends, I know yesterday was destructive for many in the Midwest, and if you were affected you have many other things on your mind, but please...
If church property was impacted by the storms, please let us know. (217-726-7366)
If your church is involved in recovery efforts in your community that may be helped with One Great Hour of Sharing funds, please let us know. This could include emergency food/housing assistance for victims and food/housing for recovery teams working in your area. When in doubt ASK.
We pray that everyone is safe.
Dwight Stinnett, ABC GRR
Good read recommended by Dwight Stinnett: Journal posting by ABC missionary Susan Hegarty regarding GRR partnership with Costa Rica:
Worthy Worship Closing Message
Rev. Dr. Randy Gauger preached the closing service of the GRR Annual Assembly (audio or audio/video). Dr. Gauger serves the First Baptist Church of Champaign as Sr. Pastor. He is also serving Judson University as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
AB Men Disaster Relief
The cleanup following disaster is to walk and work alongside those who are suffering loss. To get involved and serve those in need now and in the future follow the work of the American Baptist Men's Disaster Relief Teams at abm-grr.org
Sam Hamstra on Worthy Worship
The Sunday Gathering of God's People
(mp3 or mp4 video for handhelds/tablets)
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