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Desperation in the Panhandle

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Desperation in the Panhandle

Hurricane Michael was the most powerful storm to hit the Florida panhandle. 1.5 million people are without power, water or food.

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We have made initial ground assessments and our relief assets are in route and will arrive at our Florida base-camp later this afternoon to begin massive relief and recovery operations.

We Need:

  • Cash donations
  • Bottled water, Gatorade, electrolyte powder
  • Generators, dehumidifiers, fans, shop vacs
  • Bulk food, fresh produce, frozen meat
  • Shower trailer, refrigerated tractor-trailer
  • Tarps, ladders, hammers and power tools
  • Personal hygiene items, laundry soap
  • Respirators, trash bags, hand tools, wheel barrels
  • Skid Steer / bob-cat
  • 24′ enclosed trailer & heavy duty truck
  • Coolers, ice

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Responders are now arriving on scene. There will be a convoy of Responders leaving from the ATS, overnighting in Wilmington to gather supplies and then driving to our base-camp in Florida.

We do not deploy untrained individuals. If you are NOT trained and certified with CRI and want to volunteer, you can get trained quickly online here. We are offering a 50% discount on online training if you intend to deploy. Use coupon code: ” michael”.

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Serving Hot Meals in Wilmington Now!

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Hurricane Florence Is Coming Fast!

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Hurricane Florence, a category 4 hurricane is approaching CRI’s hometown of Wilmington, NC. We are ready to deploy all relief assets and volunteers to assist affected families in the region.

Florence has a high probability of causing catastrophic damage with record storm surges, rainfall and winds are expected. We need your help now!

Our Relief Operations Will Entail:

  • Two mobile kitchen units to provide hot meals.
  • A 250×150 foot tent for distribution of relief supplies.
  • Chaplains to provide spiritual and emotional first-aid.
  • Relief teams to assist homeowners with clean-up.
  • Mobile H.O.P.E. tent of worship & prayer.

We are accepting donations of relief items in Wilmington, NC and on our base camp after the storm passes. We have the ability to receive tractor trailer loads of supplies.

We are asking our partner churches and volunteers to help rally truckloads of resources to Wilmington A.S.A.P. or post landfall.

CRI trained Responders, please sign up for what appears to be a large scale relief operation in front of us. We need cooks, labor, admin, team leaders, singers, worship leaders and chaplains.

What We Need:

  • Cash Donations
  • Bottled Water (Stores resources are depleted here)
  • Bulk Food Donations to Supply Mobile Kitchens
  • Tarps, Gloves, Trash Bags, Tools, Dust Masks
  • Generators, Fans, Shop Vacs, Dehumidifiers
  • Baby Formula, Diapers, Hygiene Products
  • Cleaning Supplies, Bleach, Clean-Up-Kits

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Introducing Mobile HOPE.

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New Mobile H.O.P.E. Trailer (House of Prayer & Encounter)

2001, standing on top of Trump Tower in New York City, the nearness of Jesus had been overwhelming, I asked the question, “Are buildings about to come down in Manhattan?!”

For months leading up to this, every lunch break I would find my way to the roof of a building in New York, stretch my hands towards the World Trade Center and say, “Here I am Lord, I faithfully take watch with you.”

An enormous burden would descend as I would groan and cry out for mercy. I knew something terrible was about to come to NYC and our nation.

The Lord then asked me to take a team of intercessors and lay hands on the World Trade Center. Just a few months later terrorists would fly planes into those very buildings. I often wonder how intercession played a role in drawing the hearts of people who worked in that building to Jesus before the attacks or how lives were spared by them waking up late, getting stuck in traffic or calling in sick that day.

After the towers came down, I was part of bringing in movie lights for rescue and recovery operations. A ministry happened to set up a prayer station next to our equipment truck and began to blast worship music that swept over the “Ground Zero.” The sound was a substance, it was like you could reach out and hang on to something, in a time where everything else was shaking. It changed the atmosphere, and it was a lesson I would never forget!

In 2007 the Lord moved my wife Laura and I to Kansas City to birth CRI from the belly of the prayer movement. Along with training and mobilizing Crisis Response Missionaries we knew we were to bring worship and prayer right into disaster sites. It would be like Aaron bringing the sensor into the plague, the crisis would be lessened, and victims and volunteers would encounter God.

The last few months we have felt a burden on this original call for CRI. We knew we were to build a deployment trailer called “Mobile H.O.P.E.” a portable stage trailer for worship and prayer on deployment. Our intent is to provide a canopy of God’s presence over disaster-struck regions, an atmosphere where victims can receive ministry and CRI Responders can be refreshed on our base camp.

Mobile H.O.P.E. will also deploy with intercessory “strike teams” in advance to vulnerable locations where a crisis is brewing, a hurricane is heading, a forest fire is spreading or civil unrest may take place. We believe that the crisis can be mitigated or averted altogether through worship and prayer!

Last week at the Basic Training Camp, new trainees and Responders gave $21,700.00 – The entire Mobile H.O.P.E. trailer was paid for in one offering! We still need further funding for the sound equipment that goes inside of the trailer.

We are calling forth prophetic intercessors, worshippers and watchmen to join us at the ATS in October to become “Crisis Mitigators” and be deployed as part of Mobile H.O.P.E.

Give to Mobile Hope

Matt Lockett

Matt Lockett is the co-founder of Dream Stream Company. He is a teacher and speaker who is passionate about the topics of prayer, fasting, community, and government. He has served as a missionary in Washington, DC since 2005. As Executive Director of the Justice House of Prayer DC and Bound4Life, Matt oversees prayer on Capitol Hill and mobilizes intercession and activism across the nation and is a co-author of the new book, “The Dream King”.

Jenny Weaver

Meet Prophetic Worship Singer Jenny Weaver. Once a homeless drug addict, self-cutting Wiccan, Jenny is now a true worshipper and lover of God. Transformed by His renewing power, Jenny’s heart is to lead people into an encounter with the Holy Spirit that will transform them as well. Jenny believes that worship led in spirit and in truth with a pure heart and no limitations ushers in God’s glory, which invades the earth! It is Jenny’s desire to lead prophetic, spontaneous, high praise worship and release the song of Heaven into the hearts of man!

Wave 3 Heading to Guatemala

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Can you imagine suddenly today, you were never able to return home losing all possessions, livelihood, community and your church?

This is exactly what has taken place as entire villages were covered by more than 8′ of ash and then hardened. Thousands of families have been forced to relocate, trying to cope with the trauma on their own.
Recognizing this, the Guatemalan government has asked CRI to send teams to bring relief and minister to these refugees to help curb depression, hopelessness, and suicide. Will YOU Respond?

What an incredible opportunity to bring hope and help rebuild communities on the Kingdom of God!

Wave 3 will depart from Basic Training Camp in Triangle, Virginia.

The team will meet up at Basic Training Camp in Triangle, Virginia on Saturday 8/25 and will depart early Sunday morning 8/26 from Dulles International Airport.

Responders NOT attending Basic Training Camp are welcome to come Saturday to Basic Training Camp for free with dinner and airport pick-up.

New trainees and previously trained Responders attending the basic training or volunteering at the camp 8/21-8/26 will be provided with ground transportation Sunday morning to Dulles International Airport.
Relief supplies and bibles are still desperately needed!

Not trained yet? Want to brush up on skills or volunteer?


Previously trained Responders, bring your friends while you volunteer and we will give you a discount!

Get a group together from your church and get a group discount.

Online Course 1 Graduates, get more in-depth training.

Parents bring your kids. They will love this experience!

 

Individual – $399
Couples – $350
Youth (9-17) – $199
Group Rate (3 or more) – $350
Previously Trained Responder (taking the training) – $250
Responders Volunteering as Event Staff – $199

You can also choose to deploy directly from the camp to Guatemala.

Location
Prince Willam Forest Park
16675 Pleasant Road
Triangle, VA. 22172

 

Live Basic Training is Back

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BASIC TRAINING CAMP
TRIANGLE, VIRGINIA

 
Encounter God, Get Equipped and Have the Time of Your Life!

Are you tired of watching tragic events unfold and wish you knew how to help?

Learn how to respond to crisis and disaster and gain the confidence to know what to do so you can put your compassion into action.

If you have ever wanted to get trained with CRI, now is your chance.

Perhaps you have taken our online training or a Disaster Seminar, this is an excellent way to galvanize those skills!

This event promises to be a life-changing experience for anyone 9-99. There is a role for everyone to play in times of disaster. All you need is training and a heart to serve others in their time of greatest need!

This event WILL challenge you, equip you in practical ways to serve others in disaster, and provide you an opportunity for growth in your walk with God!

Parents bring your kids! These events often prove to be rare, precious times your family will never forget! (Ages 9-17 must be accompanied by a guardian.)

We would like to extend a special invitation to all of our previously trained Course 1 Online Academy, DRS and Rapid Train graduates to come get a more in-depth training experience.

Previously trained Responders are invited to come join the training or volunteer with the Event Team.

Join us for the Basic Training Camp and get the training you need to effectively respond to disaster and crisis. Upon completion of the event you will become a certified Responder with us and will be eligible to deploy.

This is your opportunity to do something new and exciting and will help you to go make a difference in this world for God!

 

Basic Training Camp
Starts: August 21st, 5:30 pm
Ends: August 26th, 10 am

 

Event Open To:
New Trainees
Online and DRS Trainees
Previously Trained Responders to Volunteer
AGES 9-99

 

Registration:
Price includes all meals, lodging, training fees, training manual, Responder helmet (for new trainees), CRI t-shirt, CRI credentials/badge, background check, lifetime access to CRI Academy (online) Courses 1&2.

Individual – $399
Couples – $350
Youth (9-17) – $199
Group Rate (3 or more) – $350
Previously Trained Responder – $250
Volunteer Responder Staff – $199

 

Location
Prince Willam Forest Park
16675 Pleasant Road
Triangle, VA. 22172

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Crisis Response Missions School

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A New Breed of Missionary is Arising.

Learn how to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom, make disciples, plant simple churches, empower indigenous leaders and rebuild cities on the Kingdom of God after crisis and disaster. Includes ATS registration!

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” — Jim Elliot
Most people are hindered from missions work due to fear or lack of finances. We want to encourage you to look up before looking around at the impossibilities… and pray first! Right now, take a moment to ask God if this school is the right path for you. If the Lord responds with a ‘yes’ then you have what you need to believe for it to happen. Then, simply step out in faith! Sign up for the school, start fundraising with the link below and believe God will provide for what He’s called you to do. And know that we are praying for you too!
April 17 – 22
Come get trained in Durango, CO in Wilderness Survival, Wilderness Medical, Krav-Maga – and that’s not all! This week long training can be attended on it’s own, but is also the culmination of our ARC School in Durango. (ATS included in ARC School Registration)

“Koinonia” – The Awe of Missional Community

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Do you know “that feeling” when you are on deployment? You are on basecamp; there is worship, food, fellowship, miracles, salvation and you’re just buzzing! It’s like God is all around and you just do not want to leave?

It is called “koinonia.” It’s the expression of heartfelt fellowship in an apostolic context. It happens when we are “on mission,” “all in” and “in one accord.” This is the “awe” the disciples experienced in the book of Acts.

CRI Responders: Set up your personalized fundraising page for future deployments.

You see, we were all made for supernatural community that lives for a divine purpose and mission that is greater than ourselves, our comforts and own desires. We were made to serve others, express love radically and teach others how to follow Jesus.

Something truly dynamic takes place when you experience this. It goes deep and marks you. It ruins you for lesser expressions.

Too many Christians merely punch a timecard and pay their bills on Sunday mornings to avoid a sense of guilt and fulfill their cosmic duty. This is due to the western consumer mentality rather than an eastern, contributing one.

So here’s what I want you to do. When you gather for worship, each one of you be prepared with something that will be useful for all: Sing a hymn, teach a lesson, tell a story, lead a prayer, provide an insight. If prayers are offered in tongues, two or three’s the limit, and then only if someone is present who can interpret what you’re saying. Otherwise, keep it between God and yourself. And no more than two or three speakers at a meeting, with the rest of you listening and taking it to heart. Take your turn, no one person taking over. Then each speaker gets a chance to say something special from God, and you all learn from each other. If you choose to speak, you’re also responsible for how and when you speak. When we worship the right way, God doesn’t stir us up into confusion; he brings us into harmony. This goes for all the churches—no exceptions. Corinthians 14: 26-33

If you had to describe what “church” is just by what you see in the bible, is that what you are presently experiencing?  You were made for so much more! You are called to be a part of a fiery community of believers radically committed to God, each other and the lost.

When Christianity becomes more about adding to our comforts than laying down our lives, we have lost our sense of direction. When it becomes the “great omission” rather than the great commission we have lost our purpose.

I hope you are finding koinonia in your church. CRI loves the local church and encourages every responder to be in fellowship. If you are not, gather a group of like-minded believers in your home to break bread, share testimonies, worship, read the bible and pray for one another. Better yet, find a lost neighbor and show them how they can become closer to God. Then ask them when you can meet again and have them invite others.

Philippians 2:1-2 declares, “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.”

Koinonia is being in agreement with one another, being united in purpose, and serving alongside each other. Our koinonia with each other is based on our common koinonia with Jesus Christ.

First John 1:6-7 says, “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

As Responders we have to be thinking about how we can form spiritual community and ongoing discipleship for survivors on deployment when it is not otherwise available. We must remember that Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all nations, not just converts. Thus the need for Crisis Response Missionaries.

 

 

During the ARC School, students will have the opportunity to live in a supernatural, missional community. We will be equipping students how to multiply and spread that experience by planting simple churches in the homes of disaster victims. This is just one of the aspects of what it looks like to develop an Apostolic Response to Crisis.

Click right here to start a personal fundraising campaign for your ARC School tuition.

If your heart is bursting for a book of Acts lifestyle, mission, purpose, nations, signs, and wonders, prayer and worship, radical community…this ARC School may be for you.

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If you are not able to attend the ARC School but you want more crisis response training, want to connect with your CRI buddies and are up for a good challenge. Join us April 17th-22nd for the Extreme ATS!

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An Apostolic Response to Crisis

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An Apostolic Response to Crisis

A crisis is no doubt disruptive to the society around it. During a disaster, all the things we know and rely upon, including our comforts, can be taken away in a moment. It causes us to ask big questions like, “Why did this happen?” or “Where was God?”. During catastrophic events, we are confronted with the fact we are but small and human.

As aid pours into a region after a major catastrophe, hearts can be moved and opened by the outpouring of compassion. Man considers God.

CRI trains and mobilizes responders to get on the ground quickly to meet the urgent spiritual, physical and emotional needs with acts of love and compassion. But what about the long-term affect on that city? What about discipleship? Will new followers of Christ find authentic Christian community? CRI always tries to partner with local churches in affected communities but sometimes they are non-exsistant as we have seen around the world.

An Apostolic Response to Crisis goes beyond bringing aid and meeting short-term needs. It is a holistic response in nature, one that shifts the atmosphere, heals the ground and transforms the community.

Disaster response efforts have to translate into long-term recovery with the prophetic hope of seeing a city rebuilt on the Kingdom of God. This requires the Crisis Response Missionary. (Be looking for more on this as we launch CRI Missions.)

 

What is the Apostolic?
”Apostolos” was originally a maritime, military term. Meaning, the first in the armada of ships with deputized ambassadors, sent with authority and power to colonize a new land.

In Matthew 10, Jesus calls to Himself His twelve disciples. He gives them power and authority over the enemy and then “sends” them out to speak this message: “As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” The Bible then calls them apostles.

Why do we need an Apostolic Response?
Through the fall of man, satan became the major influence on the ideals, opinions, goals, and views of the world. He is the prince of the power of the air, and he influences the world’s philosophies, education, and commerce. The thoughts, ideas and false religions of the world are under his control and have sprung from his lies and deceptions.

Satan is a cruel and spiteful dictator who manipulates the sin of man to rage against God’s purposes and creation. He will do anything to maintain his strongholds around people groups, cultures, cities and nations.

Yet, when crisis strikes, the atmosphere discharges. It seems to be temporarily cleared of the blinding forces of darkness; fortifications are shaken. An opportunity arises to gain authority in the heavens through intercession and get a plan to govern the ground below it. When ground is taken, prison doors open.

An Apostolic Response to Crisis is a spiritual strategy to bring the influence of Heaven to the enemy-controlled territory through deputized ambassadors of the Kingdom of God.

Rather than aid, it is an apostolic “raid” founded on the desire to see Jesus reap the reward of His sufferings and gain the nations of the earth as His inheritance.

 

Who are the Apostolic Responders?
These “sent ones” are commissioned to bring the culture and atmosphere of heaven to the darkest and most desperate situations. Worship is their warfare, and the Word is their sword as they dismantle dark fortifications in cities so the harvest can be reached. They bring the light that minimizes the influence and dominion of satan’s dark reign.

Whether it is areas affected by crisis, war, terrorism or disaster, an Apostolic Responder is sent on “mission” and will go at “any cost” to themselves to bring a holistic, Kingdom-minded approach to the problems, both sudden and systemic.

“Sent ones” long to see the character and nature of God revealed through the power of the Holy Spirit. Moving in the compassion of Jesus, Apostolic Responders meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the affected in hopes to facilitate a personal encounter between crisis victims and a loving Father.

Their assignment is to see the absolute influence of the Kingdom of God come into that environment through great demonstrations of love and mercy. Cities are transformed, culture is affected, government and business are influenced, the ground is healed and every prisoner set-free.

This is an Apostolic Response – the heart of a Crisis Response Missionary.

 

March 1 – April 22
Come join others like you who are hungry for more, have a deeper “yes” in their hearts and long to see transformation come to devastated cities and nations through the power of God.

The ARC School will help you clarify your calling, gain confidence in your identity, grow in prayer, develop leadership skills and train you as a crisis response missionary.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to set aside a season to seek God and go deeper in your crisis response skills all in the context of a praying, missional community. Limited space so apply early! Includes ATS Extreme registration!

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ATS Extreme | April 17 – 22 Early Registration for ATS Expires January 31st
Our very first ATS Extreme! Come get trained in Durango, CO in Wilderness Survival, Wilderness Medical, Krav Maga – and that’s not all! This week long training can be attended on it’s own, but is also the culmination of our ARC School in Durango. Registration now open!

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Do you want to be better prepared to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of people in times of crisis and disaster? Join us for an interactive video seminar and become a certified, disaster relief responder.

These interactive video seminars will include live instruction, hands-on exercises, role playing, simulation, discussion, worship and personal ministry times. The seminars are designed to give you the tools to minister to those in any crisis as well as serve practically when disaster strikes.

Disaster Relief Seminar Events:

Kansas City, MO – February 9-10 – Register Here

Loveland, CO – February 23-24 – Register Now

Pagosa Springs, CO – March 1-3, 2018

Englewood Cliffs, NJ – March 8-10

Detroit, MI – March 15-17 – Register Now

San Diego, CA – April 12-14 – Register Here

Nampa, ID – March

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Crisis Response International is a 501-c3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Hurricane Maria – Miracles in Puerto Rico

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God Makes a Way in Puerto Rico

Our teams have distributed nearly $75,ooo worth of aid, solar lights, water filtration units and food to the people of Puerto Rico. The best part is seeing how God has led us and the little miracles along the way.

One day our team got a flat tire in front of a church, and while it was being changed, they decided to see if the church needed anything. Little did we know the church had just finished a prayer meeting for the very resources we had on hand. We handed them out as ALL rejoiced in God’s goodness.

Another day the team stopped at a restaurant to use the restrooms. At first, they would not let us due to the water being shut off. We prayed with the owner then prayed over the water faucet, and then the water suddenly got turned back on!

Every day we are delivering life-saving resources to the people of Puerto Rico as we share the love of God. Supplies go fast as there is still so much need. Please consider donating or deploying with CRI.