Or Ha Olam Team Ministers in Joplin, MO
Or Ha Olam Ministries goes out to
Joplin on a regular basis. If you are interested in
helping, please contact The Tabernacle for information.
First Ministry Trip:
of eighteen traveled from the Tabernacle's Or Ha Olam (Light
to the World) Outreach on Sunday, May 30th to Joplin, MO. We
ranged in age from thirteen to seventy-two. Half of the group
went out and helped with debris clean-up. The other
half worked with A Moment's Notice Ministry with taking in and
sorting donations. We had the opportunity to pray with people
as they came in to get items. HASHEM provided other divine
appointments as we travelled the streets looking for a drop
off for clothing.
on Monday, our team consisted of twelve. Once again, some did
debris clean-up, some went back to help Moment's Notice and
some helped at a church that was doing food preparation for
volunteers. No matter what area we were in, each was
awesome to see thousands flood in from all over---Kansas City,
St Louis, various places in Oklahoma, students from the
University of Arkansas, Texas, Oregon, Washington---from every
walk of life---from every age---all pulling together---doing
what they could to help.
every fifteen to twenty minutes different groups would come
by handing out water and food to the volunteers and they
worked. As they handed out the refreshments they would pat
you on the back and say thank you. One gentleman in a
motorized wheelchair came around to deliver water.
pictures on TV or in the newspapers but to see it first hand
is overwhelming. One wonders if the little bit we were able
to do even made a difference BUT it did. It was a life
changing experience for us.
Prayerfully consider taking a day or two or more over the next
few months to go and help in whatever area you can. These
people have lost homes and families and many have lost hope.
you are unable to go, please lift them up daily in prayer. As
we were about to depart on Monday afternoon a man who has a
victim of the tornado came by Moment's Notice Ministry. He
told us his story. He did not lose anyone but lost his home.
He didn't need anything as different agencies were helping him
but we prayed with him and after the prayer he said to us
"That was the best thing that we could have done for him."