Send Relief’s desire is to offer on-going opportunities to visit our Ministry Centers to taste and see what compassion ministry looks like on the front lines. We want you to leverage our experiences in hopes that you may begin a similar initiative, fortify an effort that has already begun, or directly partner with one or multiple of our Ministry Centers.
We will spend time introducing you to our specific context and how the principles of ministry could easily convert into your local community. You will have the opportunity to converse with us about what has worked, has not worked, and why. It is also planned to explore what your goals short and long-term might be. Perhaps you have the next 5 years planned or maybe only the next 5 minutes. We are here to help, think, and pray with you about your next steps.
New Orleans is an area of great contrasts; stately homes alongside dilapidated shacks, gourmet restaurants alongside a street lined with the homeless. The Send Relief Ministry Center is located just four blocks from the edge of the French Quarter. By providing clothing, shelter, building relationships, and teaching life skills, Baptist Friendship House has ministered to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and children suffering from homelessness which is often a result of human-trafficking crimes for decades. Consider coming for a visit to "The South's Most Interesting City" to experience real ways to minister to people who often feel forgotten.
Our desire is to help you identify one of the three goals below by the end of your tour with us.
- Help you understand how to replicate ministry in your local context
- Present opportunities for you to partner with our ministry center
- Inspire and encourage continued ministry development
Components of Send Relief Vision Tour:
- Send Relief & Ministry Center Overview
- Driving/Walking tour of area
- Conversations with local ministry practitioners
- Immersive Experience
- Church and community assessment
- Defining Next Steps after Vision Tour
Includes some meals and ministry projects.