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CyHawk™ Safe T Home Build

September 8

CyHawk™ Safe T Home Build

  • Join Tim Dwight, Sage Rosenfels, Jack Whitver, Greg Bruner, Lane Danielsen, Jeff Horner, Jessie Sindlinger, and other Cyclone and Hawkeye stars, who will be building a Safe T Home® at the Krause Family Plaza at Kinnick Stadium
  • There will be a feature about the build on the jumbotron in Kinnick during the game, as well as streaming on Hawkeye Football social media channels
  • http://www.safethome.com/GameDayBuild

Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA

Colorado Peaches to Benefit GoServ Global’s Domestic Ministry

Recently, GoServ Global responded to a couple of natural disasters here in Iowa. One was a flood in Des Moines and the other a tornado in Marshalltown. We offer all of our disaster relief services at no charge. We are currently in need of more funds to continue to help needy families. These funds go to pay for fuel, building materials and other supplies to help people get back on their feet. You can donate right now by going to our website page at http://goservglobal.org/give/and selecting “Domestic Disaster Relief” from the drop down box. Thanks for helping out.

We are also launching a fundraising drive by selling boxes of peaches from Colorado. Many of you might remember participating in this fundraiser last year and know how tasty these peaches are. Check out the flyer below to see how you can order some of these delicious peaches and help people who have been victims of natural disasters at the same time. Must order by August 22nd for delivery on August 27th.

GoServ Global’s Domestic Disaster Relief Busy This Summer

GoServ Global’s Domestic Disaster Relief Teams have been busy the past month, serving in Des Moines, Marshalltown, and Albert City after storms hit the areas. Over the past month, GoServ Global has worked with more than 40 families right here in Iowa who were impacted by flooding or a tornado. We have gutted basements, carried water-damaged furnishings to the curb, and removed trees that were on top of houses, etc.

In Des Moines we are putting up drywall for the Rubio family whose house was flooded with four feet of water.

In Marshalltown, GoServ Global is continuing to take down trees damaged in the tornado. Last week, we worked with 7 different families and hauled 14 loads of debris out of town. One of the highlights was helping and praying with a couple in their 90’s.

Yesterday, GoServ Global responded to a storm that swept through Albert City with winds up to 80 mph. Several volunteers spent the day cutting and hauling trees.

Would you consider partnering with GoServ Global so we can continue to help those in Iowa who have been impacted by natural disaster?

To volunteer, call GoServ Global’s Dennis Anderson at 712-887-0862. To give, visit http://goservglobal.org/give/ & choose Domestic Disaster Relief in the dropdown.

GoServ Global Assists 30+ Local Families with Disaster Relief

Over the last 3 weeks, GoServ Global has worked with more than 30 families right here in Iowa who were impacted by flooding or a tornado. We have gutted basements, carried water-damaged furnishings to the curb, and removed trees that were on top of houses, etc.

Three weeks ago, the Rubio family’s home was flooded with four feet of water. GoServ Global was there to help gut their house and now we are looking for volunteers and finances to help rebuild this family of five’s home.

Would you consider partnering with us to help those in Iowa like the Rubio’s who have been impacted by natural disaster?

To volunteer, contact GoServ Global’s Jim Loonan at (515)290-9457. To give, click on http://goservglobal.org/donate and choose “Domestic Disaster Relief” in the dropdown.

GoServ Global Leaders meet with Uganda Leaders

GoServ Global leaders Paul van Gorkom and Dennis Anderson are meeting with the Uganda leaders this week to discuss the details of building the Safe T Homes for South Sudan refugee orphans. Twenty Safe T Homes should be shipped in the next couple of weeks. Altogether 50 Safe T Homes are set for the project.

 

Below – John Pipes, a missionary in Uganda with International Messengers, shares a video of the Uganda Safe T Home project that will be used to house refugee orphan children who’ve escaped South Sudan.

$40,000 of $56,000 Safe T Home Match Donated So Far!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are nearly three-fourths the way to our goal of $56,000 for the Safe T Home Matching Challenge!!

It’s not too late to give!! Donations of any amount toward the Safe T Home will be accepted through March 31, 2018.

To give, visit http://goservglobal.org/give/ & choose Safe T Home in the dropdown. Or mail your gift to GoServ Global, PO Box 193, Eagle Grove, IA 50533.

Halfway to $56,000 Matching Challenge Goal

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are more than halfway to our goal of $56,000 for the Safe T Home Matching Challenge!!

It’s not too late to give!! Donations of any amount toward the Safe T Home will be accepted through March 31, 2018.

To give, visit http://goservglobal.org/give/ & choose Safe T Home in the dropdown. Or mail your gift to GoServ Global, PO Box 193, Eagle Grove, IA 50533.

Trusting God in Haiti

What does it truly mean to trust God?

Today was a good day in Haiti. Corn got planted, electrical systems got fixed, supplies got purchased, and most importantly – boys and girls were loved on by guys whose hearts were expanded. It was a good day in Haiti.

Then at the end of the day I was asked to go for a ride to look at homes in the neighborhood. The definition of a home is hard to pin down in Haiti. And after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 that definition got a lot broader because almost everything was leveled. Houses blown away, possessions blown away, crops blown away, livestock blown away. Lives changed drastically for the second time in 6 years.

To help GoServ Global offered Safe T Homes to families in the neighborhood. And so far about 40 homes have been placed – with those with the most need getting helped first. So the ride around the neighborhood was to visit with people who had recently gotten the homes.

The photos below are from the first place we stopped. The first photo shows the home that the family lived in. And she shared her story of that night with us. She was in her home when the storm started -125 to 150 mph winds for 12 hours. And when she realized that her home was not safe she took her daughter and son and they went to the neighbors. That sounds easy enough until you realize that meant crawling hundreds of yards, clutching your children, dodging flying debris that was hitting them at 150 mph. And they made it only to have the roof torn off of that house. But the walls kept them safe – not dry but safe.

In the morning she looked out to see all of her possessions and her house gone. What you see in the photo is all that was left. So she took her children and went to a friend’s house. But after 2 days that family told her their house was too crowded and she had to leave. So she went back to her house, found a few boards to put on the roof, not to stay dry but to have brief periods of shade during the day. And they lived that way for a year.

The second photo shows the new Safe T Home she recently moved into. And then she told us the most amazing thing. When we asked her about the new home she said, “I knew my God would save me and supply my needs. I would rather die than to stop trusting Him and believing in Him”. Day after day living in that house with her children and she knew her God would save her. She trusted Him.

And I realized that trusting God is easy when life is easy. When my problems are being stuck in traffic, or getting the flu, or not always getting what I want. But when I have gone through unimaginable trials can I still say, “I knew my God would save me and supply my needs”? Haiti shows me over and over what it means to trust in a God who will never leave me or forsake me.

Gene Petersen, GoServ Global Board Member