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Ministries Making a Difference: Child Evangelism Fellowship, Option Line and more

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is offering trauma resources to children at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, after an armed woman broke into the school and killed six people last week, three of them children. Resources include CEF’s “Do You Wonder Why?” booklet. Child Evangelism Fellowship has one star and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 86.

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief teams provided meals to first responders over the weekend as wildfires spread in north Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Guthrie. They will also begin helping with clean up this coming week. The Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief is heading to areas struck by tornadoes and severe storms over the weekend to assess damage.

An average of 1,000 people reach out to Option Line each day through phone, live chat, or text. Option Line, established in 2003, is a 24/7 pregnancy help contact center and the “only fully staffed, bilingual pro-life contact center in the U.S.,” according to the ministry. In the past 20 years, they say they have communicated with over 5 million men and women reaching out for help, with the goal of rescuing unborn babies from abortion.

Church leaders in countries neighboring Syria and Turkey are working to find creative ways to deliver relief supplies to victims of devastating earthquakes that struck in February, killing more than 50,000. Teams with Nazarene churches are delivering tents, blankets, milk, power banks, and hygiene items, though reaching sensitive areas has been difficult as relief efforts face resistance from local authorities. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries has five stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 96.

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Disaster relief organizations are partnering with Churches of Christ throughout Mississippi and Alabama to provide relief supplies to communities damaged by strong tornadoes that ripped through last month. Tennessee-based Church of Christ Disaster Relief, Texas-based Disaster Assistance Church of Christ, and Ohio-based Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team are helping with food, clothing, cleaning supplies, and other care resources.

Main photo: More than 50,000 people have been killed by devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, and more than 850,000 children remain displaced, according to UNICEF / Photo via Church of the Nazarene

Christina Darnell

Christina Darnell is a freelance writer who has contributed to WORLD, The Charlotte Observer, and other publications.