ADRN Training: Suitable for Daily Disasters

by Michael Tummillo ¬†| ¬†Founder, The Church @ Work Feb 17, 2014¬† I’ve served as a Workplace Chaplain – a Circuit Preacher – for nearly 8 years, my ministry originally being directed toward the over 500 employees for a Texas nursing home chain scattered from Baird to Sherman, Itasca to Grand Saline and points in-between. As the years have passed, an increasing amount of my ministry has begun to include the Residents at these facilities, too, often called to my attention by the staff who’ve come to know me. These employees consist of low-income individuals, in most cases. Many of the Residents are poor people, too. I’ve come to see this mountain of poverty-stricken folks as nothing less than another brigade of soldiers in the Lord’s Army, in need of equipping and encouragement. The training I’ve received through the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) has been a great “tool” in my toolbox since my affiliation with ADRN. Last Thanksgiving, preferring to serve at a church dinner rather than just stuff my own face, I contacted the Salvation Army in Brownwood and asked if they needed assistance. I wound up going to their Thanksgiving dinner along with ten people from my…

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