Created for mission teams to disaster areas, the Ministry of Presence video introduces the importance of being fully present to survivors with compassionate listening. As a volunteer, the most important gift you give to survivors is your presence. You bring hope, connection, and love.
Print a "Ministry of Presence" brochure for your team, with suggestions for informal emotional and spiritual care with survivors; includes do's and don'ts, information about common reactions to disasters, and tips for appropriate ways to help.
Read "His Eyes," a reflection from a volunteer who listened to one homeowner's story.Watch or download the video "Ministry of Presence" from the PDA Vimeo page.