HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF REPORT
“Here in New York City, we are faced with widespread destruction. The roads look like dirt roads. Piles of debris that were once somebody’s possessions line the roads. Boats are in the median. Huge piles of wood are what is left of the Boardwalk. Cars are piled on top of each other. The water line is halfway up the elevators.
More importantly, people are isolated choosing to stay home to make sure that what they still have is not stolen. Hot meals are in great demand along with warm blankets and coats. The destruction is overwhelming and the needs are great. The clean-up will take time and the needs will change. While we want to meet physical needs, it is an opportune time to reach the spiritual needs of people.
There are two ways in which you can be involved:
Thank you for standing with us as we serve the King of kings in the heart of Queens.”
NEW YORK CITY: "A Home to Many Immigrants"
Although New York City is in the United States of America, it is truly a city that welcomes the world to our very doorstep. New York City is made up of five boroughs or counties.
THE MINISTRY IN NYC
Our heartbeat is to reach out to every people group (where they are) with the Gospel of Christ. God's Word says to go and preach the Gospel (Mark 16:15). This is done through open-air evangelism. By using a sketch board and other Gospel illustrations, the Gospel is presented to every age group. Many people would never set foot inside a church building, but they will stop on the sidewalk to see and listen to a Gospel presentation. When they stop, they hear the Gospel; our goal is to present a clear, uncompromising message from God's Word. His Word will not return void. When we work using trained church teams in the open air, there are 4 things that are accomplished.
Failing is an impossible task as we live out our love and obedience to the Lord. What a joy it is to see people saved and then grow in a local church!
Not only are we seeing God's Word proclaimed, we are seeing the body of Christ being obedient as they spread the Gospel. Church groups from all over the U.S. are trained to work as a unified team to reach this needy city with the Gospel of Christ. We are privileged to have a part in training and preparing them to take steps of obedience as they share Christ with others.
THE NEEDS ARE GREAT
For every reason that you can think of to avoid the city, these are the very reasons you are needed here. You might say...
We can minister 365 days a year. There are 4 major types of ministry.
We can use short-term missionaries who might want to learn a new language and immerse themselves in a foreign culture without ever leaving the shores of the United States. You choose a country and it probably can be found in NYC. Have you considered being a tent-maker? You can work full- or part-time and still minister with us. You do not have to be an artist to use the sketch board. Do you have a heart to share the Gospel and make disciples? We need those who have a pastor's heart to plant a church and help to disciple new believers. Maybe you are skilled in organization and office work, we can use you.
The population in the NYC megalopolis is so very dense. There are multiplied people groups creating diversity around every corner! We desire to see a full-time team join with us to reach this city. There is a need for biblically-based churches to be planted in every borough. In NYC, where cults and the world's religions are strong, and the Adversary is seeking whom He may devour, Christians must reach these hungry souls, or these souls will perish in darkness. Come and help us!