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The BWM cannot fully express our extreme gratitude to our congregations and individual donors who have responded so generously following the awful string of disaster through the late summer and early fall of this year. The BWM has already transferred funds to assist with work in Texas and the Eastern West Indies (EWI) Province. A follow up consultation will take place next week (11/13-20) with leaders of the EWI Province on how the BWM can best support the ongoing relief efforts in the Virgin Islands. Please look for communication later this year as to how further fund disbursements will be utilized, and if there is a need for work crews to travel to assist with the rebuilding efforts.
Several work teams have now either made their way to Texas, or have begun planning for dates in early 2018. An MDR trailer is on site, as well as an RV serving as shower facility and part of the housing arrangements available.
There is much work to be done in Texas, and we hope everyone reading this will consider leading or joining a work team in the coming months.
As of writing this update, Justin Rabbach, who was coordinating the MDR efforts is set to begin work on staff as the new Executive Director of the BWM. He will still be able to receive communications regarding MDR volunteers, and will help to direct questions to the other volunteer coordinators or staff members who are helping to cover the planning details of this work.
Please remain assured that this work is a priority of the Board of World Mission and a plan is being put in place to help cover details during a time of transition. If you have any questions about this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, this work will continue to be an ongoing process, and if you wish to continue supporting this work financially, the instructions for making a donation are copied below.