Super-storm Sandy deployment with CRI

Super-storm Sandy deployment with CRI

Hi,

I am now back in Brazil having spent nearly four weeks in the east coast of the United States. Most of this time was spent volunteering with Crisis Response International in the city of Lindenhurst, on Long Island, where we were helping and ministering to victims of Super Storm Sandy.

CRI has a field camp set up on the seashore, and their base camp currently at the Rainbow Center, a local community center. Most of our work involves helping landowners and residents remove debris from the hurricane, and stripping out dry-wall and flooring which has been soaked and contaminated by the flood waters, so that the houses can dry out prior to reconstruction.

Personally, I was surprised by the level of destruction, and the number of people who literally lost everything. It was also wonderful to see the opportunities that the CRI team has to express the love of God, primarily through practical ways, and how this so often opened up opportunity to pray with folk or speak about spiritual realities.

I also got the chance to minister at two churches in Greenwich - CT while I was there, which was great, and I later received news about one lady who was healed of a back problem

Here are some photos from my CRI Super-Storm Sandy deployment,

Paul

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