Send Relief Update – Sept. 16, 2021

Send Relief Ministry Center 

We thank you for being involved at the Send Relief Ministry Center. I am truly blessed to be a part of God’s heart in our city. June – August has been a great start to our work. We have done a great deal of learning and processing through best methods and practices for the center. We’ve been through the North American Mission Board’s national training in Alpharetta, Georgia; which we gained a better scope of Send Relief nationally.  We’ve visited a ministry in Shreveport, LA and we’re on schedule to visit two more in October. We have casted vision and asked questions from local pastors and ministry leaders. We’ve had five mission groups serve with us through our phase one building restoration. And Three potential groups for October. The most recent team had an opportunity to encourage our police and fire service men and women by praying, visiting, thanking, and delivering cookies for them on 9/11.  

Currently, we are in the process of gaining ministry insight from community leaders like  Pastor Leon Jones at Dwelling Place Christian Church, residents, business owners, school leaders, and other nonprofits. As God wills, we will find several persons of peace who will help us fulfill the mission in this community and across our city. I’ve learned that shared ideas, from community leaders, are one of the first steps of developing localized effective and efficient ministry.

Please continue to pray for The Send Relief Serve Tour February 25-26: The Ministry Center @ The Dwelling hosted a wonderful Serve Tour meeting this week. Sammy Simons, Ross McGregor, and Mary Abram did a phenomenal job organizing the event. One of Pastor Leon Jones’ members catered for us. It was great!

Please continue to pray for pastors as they identify point people from their churches to help facilitate ministry and mobilization with the Ministry Center. Some will be their mission pastor and some will be lay people.

Thank you and please continue to pray as we navigate ministry through the recent surge of COVID. And pray for us and our families as we pursue the heart of God for our city.

Partners and Potential Partners

  • Mid-South Baptist Association Churches
  • Community leaders and persons of peace
  • WMU
  • Memphis Athletic Ministries [MAM] or YMCA
  • Refugee Memphis and  World Relief Memphis 
  • The Hub
  • Coleman Middle School    
  • Austin Peay & Old Allen Road police Precincts
  • Fire Station 47
  • Prison Fellowship
  • Lifeline 2 Success
  • Victims to Victory

Let me know if you have any questions or comments

Shun Abram | Director Send Relief Memphis l 901-315-8043