We are so excited to serve together with our Sr. High. Please look over the materials and fill out both sets of medical releases (one is online only). We plan to meet at 6:45am on July 9, Sunday morning. We are praying that we grow closer in relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.
On May 22, 2011, the small town of Joplin, Missouri was forever changed when a monstrous tornado swept through the center of the quiet southern town. The storm took the lives of 162 people, leaving thousands of others with nothing.
But even in this dark moment, there was hope.
The residents of Joplin came together as one, united and determined to rebuild their community. That same year, we partnered with a number of disaster relief volunteers and organizations to assist in the rebuilding process. Many homes were completely destroyed and others were heavily damaged.
Thanks in large part to thousands of volunteers; Joplin is rebuilt. Houses that were flattened are now standing again. Businesses that were destroyed are now up and running.
A transition has been made as to WHY we are rebuilding within this community, but the partnership persists as the local church has asked us to stay and continue working together as the body of Christ. This has led us into partnership with neighboring communities to Journey Church who were in need of physical repair long before the storm hit. With home repair as a platform, we are eager for you to join us in meeting new families, building a foundation of trust, and making disciples.
Debris from the storm also drew us to local organizations whose heart is to holistically transform Joplin through strengthening families and developing the youth of this town. Our desire is to support these organizations as they invest day in, day out into the larger community.
You can be a part of a movement sweeping through the town of Joplin; one that is significantly stronger than any storm.