We are currently in Moffett, OK where a historic flood damaged every home and building from major rains that happened upriver this summer.  We're rebuilding 3 homes and also helping others as we can, trusting The LORD to help us keep our commitments.  Unfortunately we've struggled to get volunteers, even locals to help us, which is truly sad.  We're set up to handle volunteers so if you're interested in learning more about joining us, click here.  There is also a volunteer availability calendar on that page. If you're interested in financially supporting Calvary Relief, click here.  

To read our 2019 Review, please click here. To stay up to date with what we're doing, please see our Facebook account and/or our newsletters, links are above.  Please pray that wherever we are and whatever we do, we'd be diligent as we share the love of Jesus with those around us in a tangible way.  Please remember to keep us in your prayers and especially that we'd grow in our relationship with The LORD and draw others to Him in all we say and do!  Curt & Mary Jo

Disaster Pastor

Curt Hencye

September 2020 Update

It’s been a little while since our last update and we’ve been busy.  We spent some time working on maintenance with our vehicles, trailers, and tools.  The largest thing was getting the axles replaced on our tool trailer which ended up costing $3000!  With three vehicles and three trailers and more tools than anyone can count, just the maintenance, procurement, etc can be an overwhelming job! Remember it’s just the two of us!!  Of course all we do is with The Holy Spirit and your prayers and support!

We’ve been spending some time visiting in different areas, some with family and some with some of you!  We’ve shared at several churches and small groups and I’ve also taught a couple of church services. I always enjoy sharing God’s Word and being used by Him to draw others closer in their walk with The LORD!

Currently we’ve been taking care of some major issues once again with our home.  We discovered some rot, water issues, and termites in our shed, which is where we store most of our stuff since we rent out 2/3 of our home.  That took some time as issues kept being revealed (it reminded us of our work in the field) and of course all the rain we seemed to get on every day we worked on it!

Then we discovered that our AC wasn’t functioning correctly so we’re working on getting it replaced.  We purchased a home warranty several years ago when we went full-time on the road, mostly for the day our AC quit working.  While I’m glad we had it with all costs involved (it will end up costing us about ½ of what it would without the warranty), it is taking a lot of time.  As I write this, we’re past two weeks now and we still don’t have an installation date!  This has caused us to remain here in FL until the work is completed.  We’re praying for it to happen soon, please pray the same for us.  One of the issues is Rona related due to a lack of AC units- at least that’s what we’re being told!

We’ve also helped out a couple of locals with some volunteer work while we’ve been here, The LORD always opens the door when we make ourselves available to Him!

Sunday we head to Stone Mountain for the Deep South Pastor’s Conference.  Always great to be able to attend these, see family and friends and hear from The LORD.  And then since it isn’t likely- though please pray- that our AC won’t be installed this week, we’ll need to head back to FL to wait on that.

In the mean time, yes, we’ve been in contact with folks who have been affected by Hurricane Laura.  We’ve talked with people, pastors, churches, and ministries who reside in the areas affected and some who are responding to the area.  Since we are a long-term recovery ministry and don’t always rush into an area to do first response, we haven’t decided if that’s where we’ll respond next.  As usual, there are many people and other ministries who are already doing first response/cleanup.  If this is like most other storms, it won’t be long before most of them are gone, the dust will settle, and there will still be a lot of work to be done.  We have yet to find a home that was adequately prepared for rebuild, so in reality, we do first response/cleanup, just not right up front!  We also are equipped to help folks navigate through insurance and FEMA issues, which most other groups don’t know how to do.  We are able to help folks in many ways that The LORD has equipped us with over the past sixteen years or so of us doing Disaster Relief/Recovery.

There’s still plenty of time left for hurricane season and once we get our AC fixed, it would take us about a week to get back to AR, pack things up, get drivers set up, logistics taken care of, etc, and to then be able to head out.  Since we would intend to stay and help with the rebuild process for a long time, we take a longer time to determine what we will do and don’t rush into things like we did when all we did was first response.  This also includes making sure we have a local church to come alongside.    Once we make a commitment, we follow through on our word as we represent The LORD!  We’ll see what The LORD puts together!

Please continue to keep us in your prayers!  We appreciate all of you, all your prayers, and your continued support as we attempt to be Jesus’ Hands and Feet to Those Affected by Disaster!  Please also let us know if there is anything that we can pray for you about.

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LORD Bless,

Curt & Mary Jo

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