Gatlinburg Fire Disaster Relief Meeting

Philippians 2:1-30

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, …

The greatest success we will ever experience in life is when we work together like the scripture instructs. We appreciate all of the attendants at the Disaster Relief Ministry Meeting. Our goal is to facilitate helpful information to all of the Sevier County ministries that are interested in helping with the recovery efforts. We greatly appreciate Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters answering questions and sharing his time with us. We should all remember to take Ron Harris’ admonition to pray for the Mayor and for all leaders to be given unmatched wisdom, that it will be well with their soul, and for His protection over them. May these prayers be for us all!

Meeting Minutes:

  • Welcome and opening prayer by Paul Danis, LIVE-IT
    What is LIVE-IT and why is faith based involvement in long term recovery so important.
  • Past, Present, and Future Update by Larry Waters, Sevier County Mayor
  • Questions for the Mayor by Attendees
  • Volunteer Update from Volunteer East Tennessee. by Bruce Bailey, AmeriCorps
  • Appalachian Service Project (ASP) by Walter Crouch, CEO
    Update on building homes for the uninsured and under insured.
  • LIVE-IT Building homes for those that cannot afford insurance or property taxes due to extreme low income by Paul Danis, LIVE-IT
  • Long term recovery from a faith based prospective. by Ron Harris, Worldwide Evangelism