“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:35-38
It’s been a long time since we posted anything in our blog. I could say it’s because we’ve been busy, which we have, or just didn’t have the time, which we did but suffice it to say we have been negligent in keeping our blog updated.
So you’re wondering…what brought them out of this blog post dry spot? Well, a desperate need for workers for the harvest. Crises keep happening and with these crises come people that want to know that there is hope out there. And Jesus brings that hope. They are the crowds that Jesus had compassion for.
So you’re again wondering…how can I help? I am just one person. But it just takes one person to spark a crowd. So I’m going to tell you about a few tangible ways for you to help.
- Jesus asked us to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” So the first thing you can do is pray. Set your alarm on your phone for 9:38 either morning or night and pray for workers for the harvest. What kind of workers? Volunteers, Long and Short term staff and Interns. They are all needed to keep this ministry going.
Volunteers from Michigan in New Orleans!
- Volunteer! Get your small group or a group of folks from your church together, approach the mission team of your church and tell them you want to serve in this capacity and come to one of our response locations in New Orleans, LA, Staten Island, NY or Columbia, SC. You can always find our current locations and how to send a team on the ReachGlobal Crisis Response website.
- Join our staff! In order to respond to additional crises we need more staff, both short term (6-23 months) and long term (24-infinity). With new floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and disasters happening all the time we just cannot do a response justice if we don’t have staff ready to go that is already trained to respond. There are several positions that we are looking to fill right now! A few of which are:
Many more positions can be found on the website above.
2015 Summer Interns
- Intern with us for the summer! We have several internships available for this summer in all of our response locations including a new Junior Internship Program exclusively in our New Orleans location for 16-18 year olds. For more information on our internships visit the internship website where you will find a short video.
Jesus asked us to be compassionate to those in need and people in crisis situations are in need. Not only of food, clothing and shelter but of love, a listening ear and the truth of the gospel. Be that love. Be that ear and Bring the truth.
That is what one person can do.