GLOBAL CRISIS RESPONSE

Hope Outreach

PRAYER FROM OUR LEADERSHIP

Father, our hearts are burdened for those in need. We pray for people who are suffering around the world. We lift the people of Haiti and Afghanistan to you. We pray for your justice. We pray you would raise up people to bind up the brokenhearted and bring comfort to all who mourn.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, set up your kingdom in our midst -- a kingdom of light in the darkness and daily bread for those in need.

We also pray for those who suffered in the path of the recent hurricane. Father, we pray for strength and courage for those who are rebuilding. We pray for those who are caring for people that have fallen and need the arms of those you send to lift them again.

We pray you would give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Use the gifts we may offer to bring encouragement and comfort to those in crisis.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, bring your beauty for ashes and a garment of praise in restoration instead of a spirit of despair.

Amen.

AFGHANISTAN

HOPE'S RESPONSE:

We have committed to support the resettlement of Afghan families in the United States by giving $10,000 to our partner, World Relief.

WAYS TO RESPOND:

Purchase items off of the International Rescue Committee's Target wishlist. These items will be used to furnish the homes of refugees arriving in Richmond.

IRC TARGET WISHLIST

Give financially to organizations that meet the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

BBB ACCREDITED CHARITIES

Give to the International Rescue Committee to support the resettlement of refugees and to care for their various needs.

GIVE TO THE IRC

HAITI

HOPE'S RESPONSE:

We have committed to support 125 Haitian families by giving $15,000 to our partner, World Relief, who is on the ground responding to people's needs.

WAY TO RESPOND:

Give financial support to our partner, World Relief. The funds mean that families have access to food, tents, plastic mats, hygiene kits, etc.

HURRICANE IDA

HOPE'S RESPONSE:

Multiple EPC churches were in the path of Hurricane Ida. We have committed to support relief efforts by giving $10,000 to the EPC Emergency Relief Fund.

WAYS TO RESPOND:

Give financially to the EPC Emergency Relief Fund. Your support will help EPC churches affected by the hurricane.

WANT MORE WAYS TO RESPOND?