Global Disaster Response
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.
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.
Will you help?
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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 - An update on the work in Japan
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.
Disaster Response Training Event:
Spring 2015 dates coming soon!
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.
|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 relief: food, water, clothing, construction, travel for response teams, and other related needs. No more than 8% may also 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.