Crisis Response International officially purchased an 85-acre missions base in Blue Ridge, VA in March of 2019. The base launches the ministry into a new frontier of disaster relief and mercy missions work.
“The level of training, support, and mobilization of mercy missionaries and disaster relief responders has increased exponentially with the acquisition of this property. We are so thankful to God and to our partners for making this possible,” stated Sean Malone, Founder and Director of CRI.
The base includes 21 structures sprawling across 85 acres with picturesque mountain views in western Virginia. The property includes room for training, dedicated prayer room space, student housing, and a conference center. This base builds on the ministry’s focus on training mercy missionaries and disaster relief workers to reach people with the love and hope of Jesus Christ in the midst of some of the most devastating crises in the world.
“The Scriptures teach that the Great Commission will be fulfilled in the midst of great crisis,” said Malone. “Our goal is to train and send an army of missionaries to demonstrate the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven in the midst of the upheaval that is prophesied to impact the earth.”
CRI has ministered in over 50 crisis situations including most recently in the Alabama Tornado and Paradise, CA wildfires bringing hope, help, and compassion to people suffering great loss. CRI believes every believer is called to ministry and provides a model and framework to equip and send part-time and full-time responders and missionaries into the ministry that God has called people to.
“We are all about training and equipping people to bring the hope of the gospel into disaster situations. From equipping in basic medical skills, praying for the sick, sharing our faith, and chaplaincy services, our responders are ready to love people well in the midst of crisis and offer hope that is only found in Jesus,” continued Malone.
Teams of responders are on their way home from the Alabama Tornado deployment, while simultaneously, the first ARC school hosted on the new base is being conducted. Special thanks to all partners and friends for making this “promised land” possible. There are still needs that we have as a ministry to complete needed upgrades and prepare for hundreds of students to join the many training opportunities we have scheduled this year.
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