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Crisis Responders Needed Urgently

Rapid Response Trainings and Deployments Set for October and November

Contact: Crisis Response International, 716-906-7930

NASHVILLE, Oct. 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- In the midst of the terror and conflict in the Middle East, groups of trained Christian disaster response missionaries are cycling in and out of Kurdistan, Iraq bringing hope, medical supplies, food, shoes, audio devices with copies of the Bible downloaded and most importantly a witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

"The Harvest is truly plentiful," said Sean Malone, Crisis Response International (CRí) Director, "but the laborers are few."

In response to the overwhelming need in the Middle East, CRí has organized training in Nashville, TN and Tallahassee, FL to equip and rapidly deploy mercy missionaries to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to Iraq and Syria.

"I believe the harvest is ripe as Jesus said and the need is for laborers to come and love with His love," continued Malone.

CRí is committed to equipping individuals and churches with the skills and resources needed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of thousands of displaced refugees and Iraqis.

Upcoming training at CRí headquarters in Nashville, TN include equipping missionary responders in skills including:

    Grief after Loss, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, Ministering to Refugees, Inner Healing & Identity, Crisis Ministry Tools, Hearing God's Voice, Medical Intensives, Middle East intensives and Disaster Medical Training.

"In the midst of darkness we see the light of Jesus bringing peace, healing and hope. The need continues to be great and will be for a while, but so is the opportunity," explained Malone who himself just returned from a deployment in Iraq.

Due to increased demand, the training in Tallahassee, Florida is set for October 29-November 1 equipping responders in skills including Trauma Counseling and Debriefing, Disaster First Aid, Grief and Loss, Light Search and Rescue, Spiritual and Emotional First Aid, Power Evangelism, Personal and Community Preparedness, Crisis Ministry, Deployment Operations and Protocol.

Malone explained, "CRí provides a model and framework for responding to disaster situations and delivering resources to areas that would otherwise be off-limits. As a trained responder you are the hands and feet of Christ to a world desperate for answers."

About CRí (www.criout.com):
Crisis Response International (CRí) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that resources, trains and mobilizes volunteers, churches and other organizations to respond to disasters and compassion initiatives around the world.

CRI is a disaster relief organization that designed to integrate with local, state, and federal response efforts. This is possible because of our relationships with community, state, and federal level volunteer organizations that are actively involved in disaster relief.

CRI manages operations, resources and personnel to carry out various tasks and services that assist victims of disaster and crisis. Operations vary upon the size and scope of the disaster, but ultimately the goal is to see hearts turn to Christ through demonstrations of God's mercy and love.