"Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City"
Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City Jeremiah 29:4-7 Jeremiah 29:4-7 4 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” [NIV] Jeremiah 29:7 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” [NIV] 1 Peter 2:13-17 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover- up for evil; live as servants of God. 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. [NIV] What if there is a Disaster? 911 will be overwhelmed (chatter versus intelligence) Only 133 firefighters on duty at any given time in Long Beach 3 out of 7 LBPD officers live outside Long Beach Only 1 in 30 people are prepared to sustain themselves for the critical 7 days following a disaster Emergency Preparedness Long Beach is divided into 24 zones Within zones, areas of responsibility Worship centers can serve neighbors by functioning as hubs of information and care During emergencies In preparation for emergencies Our Zone Anaheim on the north 7th Street on the south Long Beach Blvd on the west East??? Summer Neighborhood Outreach Interns (Mary) Campus Crusade Others?