Donated Guitar Brings Hope After Harvey

August 18, 2018, Rockport, Texas – ADRN Hurricane Harvey Relief John Gonzalez played guitar in the New Beginnings Church praise band in Rockport, Texas. The sanctuary was heavily damaged from the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Both of John’s guitars, one electric and one acoustic, were inside the sanctuary at the time and received damage beyond repair. ADRN developed a partnership with New Beginnings Church in Rockport following Hurricane Harvey when ADRN put into place a Mobile Thrift Store offering clothing, shoes, disaster supplies and more for the community. It was through this relationship and ongoing effort that John’s story surfaced. Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) had recently received a special donated guitar signed by music artist Shania Twain, a Canadian singer and songwriter who has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history. Thomas, an ADRN Disaster Relief Shepherd Coordinator, matched the donated guitar to John’s need. On Friday, August 18, 2018, Thomas made his way to Rockport from Austin, Texas with the donated guitar. John was overwhelmed with the gift! He immediately tuned the guitar and started playing a hymn. John was grateful. Hope was restored to the praise band within the…

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HAM Radio Technician License Training

HAM Radio Training – Technician License – January 10, 17, 24, 31 & February 7, 14, 21,  28 Training Cost $45 Georgetown EOC, 3500 DB Wood Road, Georgetown, TX 78628 HAM Radio Training – Technician License (Course Time 24hrs) Join the ADRN HAM Radio team by taking the beginner course for a HAM Radio Technician license. Why HAM radio? In a disaster, often other modes of communication (cell phones, landlines, etc.) become overwhelmed and become unavailable. In a disaster (such as the Bastrop Fire), government agencies have the ability to devote existing communications service to Government Emergency Telecommunications Service use. That means 90% of the system is locked out from general use. HAM radio is the link that keeps ADRN teams in contact with the call center, and provides a way for victims to get word to families out of the area. The Technician Class license allows operator privileges on both VHF and UHF repeaters located throughout the Greater Austin Area. Also, Morse Code is no longer required to pass the exam! HAM radio is fun and can be a powerful tool for the Body of Christ to help those in need in times of disaster Click to register!

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HAM Radio Technician License Training

HAM Radio Training – Technician License – January 10, 17, 24, 31 & February 7, 14, 21,  28 Training Cost $45 Georgetown EOC, 3500 DB Wood Road, Georgetown, TX 78628 HAM Radio Training – Technician License (Course Time 24hrs) Join the ADRN HAM Radio team by taking the beginner course for a HAM Radio Technician license. Why HAM radio? In a disaster, often other modes of communication (cell phones, landlines, etc.) become overwhelmed and become unavailable. In a disaster (such as the Bastrop Fire), government agencies have the ability to devote existing communications service to Government Emergency Telecommunications Service use. That means 90% of the system is locked out from general use. HAM radio is the link that keeps ADRN teams in contact with the call center, and provides a way for victims to get word to families out of the area. The Technician Class license allows operator privileges on both VHF and UHF repeaters located throughout the Greater Austin Area. Also, Morse Code is no longer required to pass the exam! HAM radio is fun and can be a powerful tool for the Body of Christ to help those in need in times of disaster Click to register!

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Biblical Readiness Part 3/3

Location – The Bridge Community Church, 747 CR 138, Hutto, TX 78634 Tuesdays, April 25, May 2 & May 9, 6:30PM-9:30PM Course Time: 9 hours – Must complete all 3 nights to receive credit for course Click to register! Biblical Readiness Training – Course Time 8hrs:  ADRN is hosting this foundational training class to help volunteers become spiritually prepared and grounded in truth to help those in need, in times of disaster (including yourself).  This class will also teach you how to apply 7 key provisions made available to every born again believer, to empower you to stand against the wiles of the enemy and to walk in faith to overcome trials and tribulations that may occur in times of crisis. This training meets three consecutive Tuesdays and all 3 nights need to be attended to receive credit.  (RC Level 2) Training is FREE.

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Biblical Readiness Training – Part 2/3

Location – The Bridge Community Church, 747 CR 138, Hutto, TX 78634 Tuesdays, April 25, May 2 & May 9, 6:30PM-9:30PM Course Time: 9 hours – Must complete all 3 nights to receive credit for course Click to register! Biblical Readiness Training – Course Time 8hrs:  ADRN is hosting this foundational training class to help volunteers become spiritually prepared and grounded in truth to help those in need, in times of disaster (including yourself).  This class will also teach you how to apply 7 key provisions made available to every born again believer, to empower you to stand against the wiles of the enemy and to walk in faith to overcome trials and tribulations that may occur in times of crisis. This training meets three consecutive Tuesdays and all 3 nights need to be attended to receive credit.  (RC Level 2) Training is FREE.

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