Global Disaster Response
Hurricane Odile, the strongest storm on record to hit Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula, struck the Los Cabos area on Sept. 14, causing massive destruction. Resident MTW missionaries Peter and Jenny Boling survived the storm, but were shocked by the damage they observed and the needs they saw around them. The church where they serve, Vida Nueva, quickly became a command center for the humanitarian relief effort, distributing food, clothes, and medical care.
Even now, the relief efforts continue and have expanded. Jesus El Buen Pastor, a church in San Jose del Cabo has joined to help. These churches have an unprecedented opportunity to minister to people who are open to the gospel. Limited funds have helped to begin the efforts, but the ongoing needs are overwhelming. The Vida Nueva church needs major repairs and many homes in the community sustained heavy damage. You can help by praying and giving generously so that these churches can reach the community with the tangible love of Christ. Donate now.
Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines
You can help by donating now to supply relief and support churches in the area as they open their doors and hearts to those in need. Even more, please pray for God's grace and mercy to people affected.
Help Believers in Gaza
The conflict in Gaza has left many dead, thousands wounded, and countless more without homes, jobs, loved ones. Christians there are asking for our help.
They need your "knee time" and action. How can you act? By sending relief and medical support to believers-Palestinian and Jewish-caught in the crossfire, and others in the community that have been wounded or displaced and have tremendous needs.
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Great Fire of Valparaiso, Chile
In April of this year, a massive fire swept through Valparaiso, Chile, and left 13,000 residents homeless in its destructive path. MTW's Global Response team landed a short time after with a team that built housing, bathrooms, and provided other much needed support. Many of you have contributed through prayer and much needed financial support. Thank you!! » Give now
Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Immediately following the landfall of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines November 8, 2013, MTW’s Global Disaster Response Ministry began reaching out to national partners in the country with an offer to help. Since then we’ve taken several teams to the disaster areas in Bogo, Cebu, and Tacloban in partnership with Presbyterian churches in the Philippines and national pastors. The work is transitioning into a longer-term national led ministry.
Your help is still needed: » Give Now
Relief in Full - What's God been doing in Japan since the 2011 tsunami?
On the afternoon of March 11, 2011, the earth started moving in Ishinomaki, a coastal city of 162,000 in the Tohoku region of Japan. M-San*, a piano teacher on the north side of town, grew increasingly terrified as the Tohoku Earthquake persisted for more than six minutes.
Sign-up for our training events—your skills and experience are needed.
Global Disaster Response Training is a week long course comprised of classroom time and in-the-field, hands-on learning. Volunteers are trained to work safely and effectively in unstable and dangerous environments and to serve those suffering from shock, pain, trauma, illness, and dislocation.
2015 Disaster Response Training Events:
April 28- May 3, 2015 in Pennsylvania
October 20-25, 2015 in Tennessee
For more information,
Call: 678-823-0004 ext. 2365
Training Photos and Videos
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What a great week! So much to learn and think about. My head and heart are still swimming! I would highly recommend this training.
Mr. Jerry Miner Water Missions International Disaster Response Vice President
Our international faculty has extensive experience in the Disaster Response world. They work with our DRT participants to instruct them on how to safely and effectively come alongside and serve people who have been affected by a disaster.
If you are currently an MTW missionary, please contact us directly to sign up.
MTW’s Global Disaster Response ministry responds rapidly to calls from around the world to bring medical care, counseling, and construction assistance in times of disaster. In this ministry the hardships are real, it’s sacrificial service at it’s toughest, but the investment is life changing and eternal.
We work alongside national churches, church planters, government officials, and other international NGOs to meet the needs of the victims, both physical and spiritual. By connecting with church planters already in the field, we hope to use the opportunity to strengthen church plants or establish relationships that may evolve into church planting.
|Contact MTW Global Disaster Response: firstname.lastname@example.org|
or call 678-823-0004 ext. 2365
Funds received by MTW as part of a disaster response appeal are used for physical immediate relief: food, water, clothing, construction, travel for response teams, and other related needs. In addition, funds may be also used for longer term rebuilding. No more than 8% may be used to facilitate evangelism and church planting in the affected area. Exceptionally, when there are unspent funds, they will be used in future disaster and compassion situations.