How to Help Louisiana Flood Victims

What are we going to do? It’s one of our country’s worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012. State officials estimate that historic and unprecedented flooding in Louisiana has damaged 60,000 homes and has left 13 people dead. The governor says it will take months for the state and those affected to recover. The flooding has been horrible. We have seen it on the news. Huge amounts of water has forced people out of their homes and into temporary shelters before they can return and assess the damage that has occurred. Churches and schools have been closed, as some have taken on water and others have become shelters for those in need. Tens of thousands of families have had to flee their homes, losing everything and with nowhere to go. At the writing of this letter … read more>>

Dominican Republic: Bringing Food and Salvation

Earlier this year, we sent 648,000 dried vegetable soup meals to our partners Tim and Trena Johnson in the Dominican Republic. They have distributed the meals to families, schools and rehab centers in poor communities and villages in the Dominican Republic. But more than just food, they are also sharing the Gospel as they feed the hungry. They have prayed with more than 1,000 people to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior during these food outreaches. As they wrote in a recent update, “It has been a great blessing to the people here.” Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us to make outreaches like this possible. It’s not just about offering food. These missions make it possible to introduce people to the love of Christ and make an eternal impact on their lives. If … read more>>

Warehouse Update: A Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate

We have had a vision to build a warehouse of our own at our ministry headquarters in South Bend. And that vision has become a reality. The Lord placed on our hearts the need for this facility so that we could respond quickly and efficiently to people around the world and in our own nation during times of disaster and great need. Many have partnered with us to make this vision a reality. On Saturday, June 25, we celebrated the warehouse with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting. Around 125 people joined us, including Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and her husband, Dean Swihart. The event took place during Provident Ministries’ annual Summit, so speakers Jess and Paula Gibson; missionary Carl-Gustaf Severin from Word of Life in Sweden; and Israel Pochtar, director of Voice of … read more>>

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