Bushfire Relief and Recovery Campaign

 

 

We’ve all seen the heart wrenching images of fellow Australians in crisis. Many of us know family or friends impacted by the bushfire emergency. A number of our churches are directly impacted. Many of them are in the centre of helping communities in great need. What can we do? How can we help? As a family of churches we are taking this disaster seriously. We have appointed Kelly Crawford as our Emergency Relief and Recovery Co-ordinator to work from the Baptist Ministry Centre to facilitate our response as we partner with churches, BaptistCare, other agencies and people on the ground in being Jesus’ hands, feet and voice. 

While we continue to pray, volunteer and generously support those in need we encourage you to share this email with your church and help to mobilise our movement. 

 
While the situation is complex and serious, our response could be as simple as ABC:

 

 

Ask

All of us can pray. We will be distributing resources and up to date prayer requests throughout the length of the campaign. This will include resources for church services, prayer meetings and more. A special prayer is included here to start you off.
 

 

 

Be available

We may need some churches to be ready to respond if churches on the ground have projects needing extra person-power. Short term teams of workers may need to be ready to practically assist. People with specific expertise such as chaplains, counsellors and pastors or tradesmen and other specialists might be needed to work, for projects or to temporarily relieve workers.

 

 

Contribute

We are going to need funds to help churches assist their communities to rebuild and recover. We want to be generous to those in need and have money available to assist once the immediate emergency has past.

 

 

Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2


 

 

 

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