With the fires raging in Colorado and other Western US States this week, many people's hearts and minds are heavy with the effect on the thousands of people who have had to evacuate their homes and the many others who are still waiting for potential evacuation notices. One thing we are all waiting for is the fires to cease, the damage assessments to be done, the recovery completed and life to return to "normal" as best as it can.
The process of disaster response and recovery is lengthy. It affects all parts of the human psyche: spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. Part of the ReadyChristian training is to learn how to address and be prepared to help others adjust to the trials faced in each of these areas as they encounter disaster and crises in their lives. We encourage you to take a few moments, download the free ReadyChristian Training and read at least the introduction to capture the heart of the ReadyChristian. We then encourage and challenge you to continue the preparedness process so that you can stand in support of those around you!
For more updates on the Colorado Fires and how Christians are standing strong with others, sign up for the Wildfires June/July 2012 Response Group and check out the article by Assist News that we posted.
Be safe and Ready to Respond!