Churches Called to Continue to Respond

 During the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Houston area churches responded to the calls to place an increased focus on three major concerns: Hunger, human trafficking, and long-term unrepaired homes.  As life begins to return to some semblance of normal after the Big Game, the need for churches to respond to these areas of concern continues.

Tackle Home Repairs

Volunteers Needed Throughout 2017 (sign up)

Gerald Davis, Long-Term Disaster Recovery Consultant with Texas Baptist Men, spent many long hours preceding the Super Bowl organizing churches and teams to address several projects where Houston area residents had long lived in homes in severe states of disrepair. Several projects were completed and many elderly, disable, and uninsured still need our help.

Volunteers Needed May 25-27

TBM Long Term Recovery will be mobilizing volunteers to continue the momentum of helping families in Houston recover from recent flooding Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25th.  Church teams and individuals can click here to sign up for a weekend ministry opportunity. There is no cost to volunteer for this weekend experience.  Contact Gerald at 214-924-6401 for additional information.

Additional Weekend Dates Available

April 27-29 - Southeast Texas
May 25-27 - Greater Houston
Aug 24-26 - Greater Houston
Sept 28-30 - Southeast Texas
Oct 26-28 - Greater Houston

Sign Up for Any Part of Any Weekend

Week Long Houston Mission Date Available

July 9 - 14 Houston, TX

TBM Long Term Recovery can customize a mission trip that fits your group on a date the works for you. (more)

To those churches and volunteers who participated in the Super Week of Caring, Gerald sends out a huge Thank You (read)!

Tackle Human Trafficking

What Can Churches Do?

Nell Green, Houston-based Field Personnel with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, shares statistics of human trafficking concerns in the Houston area and outlines what churches can do to be involved and address these concerns of both sex and labor trafficking. Contact Nell at nell@cbfinternationals.org .

Facts

  • Houston is a known hub for human trafficking;
  • Officials estimate 1 in 4 of all human trafficking victims in the United States pass through the City of Houston at some point;
  • City of Houston has more sexually oriented businesses per square mile than the city of Las Vegas.

Actions

  • Know & use the Human Trafficking Hotline: 888.373.7888   [888 3737 888]
  • Participate in a neighborhood outreach posting flyers and Human Trafficking Hotline information
  • Be aware of businesses & activities around you
  • Report suspicious activities to 888.373.7888
  • Join the Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking in Texas Gateway Cities (partners local churches with churches along the border to address trafficking at entry points). Email administration@cchttx.com for information.

Resources

Tackle Hunger with MCH

  • UBA Mission Centers of Houston serve 11 zip codes from two locations in the inner city & near north side
  • 15.5% of people in Harris County struggle with food insecurity, the struggle to be fid with nutritious food
  • About 450,000 kids in Houston struggle with hunger
  • Your donation can help the UBA Mission Centers of Houston #TackleHunger in its ministry area