Back from Nashville
This past week, our Disaster Response Team returned home from Nashville. The 8 team members, ranging from 17 to 75 years old, cooked over 1,500 hot meals for those in need.
Disaster Response Coordinator, Judy Head, shares an incredible story about how the team saw God right before they left. “A few of our team was out delivering 75 lunches to a low-income apartment complex that we were supplying daily. A lady saw the team and ran up to them in a panic. She said that she had 200 people waiting in line that were promised lunch and the provider backed out at the last minute,” says Judy. “She followed them back to the church and we supplied her with everything we had cooked and leftover hamburger that could be thrown on the grill. She was able to meet the 200 lunches at the last moment by what we were able to provide her. So, God provided a way for us to use up the uncooked meats and perishable food to those in need before leaving the next day but also the 200 lunches promised. What are the chances of us running into her!”
Doug Woehr feels so much love for this team and our Northland family. “The Northland Family continues to support this ministry,” says Doug. “In addition to the financial support - which is critical to keep any ministry going - the prayers and encouragement from some are equally as important. From communication team members and prayer warriors seeing us off at 5:30 in the morning to online worshippers joining us on deployment on more than one occasion when disaster hits close to home, the overall support of the Northland community is amazing. We could not do this without the love and support we receive.
“God is working everywhere, all the time. When we are deployed, the team debriefs after each day to discuss what went right, what could be done better and where we saw God that day. It’s a practice that we can all use with our families, friends or co-workers. It keeps us focused on being more Christ-like to others. Admitting our mistakes, commitment to continuous improvement & learning and being still to see God working in our lives and using our gifts to glorify Him.”
You can continue to support the Disaster Team financially at NorthlandChurch.net/Give.