Flint Michigan Water Filtration Installation Project
Dear Disaster Relief Leaders
Most of you have heard about the ongoing “quality of water” issue in Flint, Michigan. Today I was on a conference call with the National Disaster Relief Leadership. The State Emergency Management leadership of Michigan has requested Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to help in the continuing response to this water contamination problem. Over the next several months Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Teams from around the country are asked to come to Flint, MI to help install water filter systems in individual homes. This is very different than most disaster responses. But because Southern Baptist Disaster Relief had such an impact after the flooding in Warren, MI (we sent five teams from Illinois) the Michigan Emergency Operations Center is asking specifically for Southern Baptists to help them again.
I have attached a document with the “Scope of Work” statement giving details of the work needed. Each week (for approximately 6 months) the request is for 18 people to help with the Water Filtration Installation Project. This would include 5 teams of three people each who will work to install the filter systems in individual homes. In addition to these 15 people there would be a need for 2 cooks and 1 “Operations Leader” to work with the overall project managers to coordinate the work each day. You would not need a trailer or any heavy equipment. As much as possible you would need to enlist teams of three who can work together to install the filters. You do not have to enlist all 18 volunteers but you can certainly do that if you are able. If you only have a team of 3 then you could go if there are openings during the week of your interest.
If you need assistance in putting together teams, I suggest you first communicate with your regional leaders to put together teams of 3. When you have a specific group and a specific week, then communicate directly to me and I will pass this information on to the NAMB DOC and then confirm your week back to you. The DR project leaders in Flint will provide some basic training for teams to install the filters. Since these DR teams are going into homes, it is important that responding individuals are credentialed DR workers with a background check. Read over the attachment and then feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks for considering this Disaster Relief Ministry opportunity in Flint, Michigan.
Specialized Missions Mobilization Director
Illinois Baptist State Association
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Victory Baptist Mendota
Associate Pastor--Jay Miller
Praises: We are thankful that God had been moving heavily in our church lately. We have seen several lives changed and we have been reaching out to our community like never before. Praise Jesus!
Prayer Request: Please pray for Abigail's women clinic here in Mendota as they are trying to open a new men's ministry and outreach. Pray that our community, which is very religious, realizes that they need a personal relationship with Jesus. And please pray for a few families here that been really sick.
Sunday small groups 9:30 am, Sunday Worship 10:40 am,
Wednesday service at 6 pm (2nd 4th and 5th Wed)
Food pantry at 5 pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
505 W. 7 Ave. Mendota, IL 61342.
Pastor Dale Noe
Praises: Recent Christmas Eve service. Saw 102 in attendance.
Prayer Requests: The ice storm on Monday caused a light post to fall onto the church. Minor damage to the church but need repairs to the roof and new lights and a light posts
Sundays - 9 AM Sunday School
10 AM Worship Service
5 PM TeamKiDS/Youth/Adult Bible Study
Church Address: 20503 Telegraph St, Marengo, IL 60152
Church Phone Number: 815-568-6404 Alt. 847-571-0658
Praises this year for the following events
Children’s ministry day with 20 participants
For four prayer vigil
For the annual lady’s conferences with 40 attendance ladies
VBS with the average of 40 children
The youth conference with 99 presented youth and adult, mostly youth.
Christmas cantata and drama
For the worship group
For church awakening
For Pastor Joel health and a kidney donor
Sunday 9:45AM and 5:30PM
Wednesday prayer meeting at 6:30PM
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Director Dr. Mark Inman