Mark Richt, a former college football head coach and current college football commentator, will be a national spokesman for Send Relief, the compassion ministry arm of the North American Mission Board (NAMB). Richt made the announcement in a video released on social media.
“I’ve been a part of some great teams as both a player and a coach,” Richt said. “I’m so excited to announce my support of another great team — Send Relief. It’s a compassion ministry working to meet needs and change lives across North America.”
Since launching in 2016, Send Relief has been helping churches and individuals meet needs in their community. Send Relief’s five ministry areas are poverty, refugees and internationals, foster care and adoption, human trafficking and crisis response.
“From serving earthquake victims in Puerto Rico to adoption and foster care, and helping refugee families settle in new neighborhoods, Send Relief is making a big difference,” Richt said. “Something I’m particularly excited about is that Send Relief makes it so easy to get involved through mission trips and other compassion opportunities.”
Send Relief provides materials to church leaders about initiating compassion ministry in their own neighborhoods, and Send Relief also has ministry centers throughout North America that focus on one or more if its ministry areas. So far, there are seven such centers.
In his announcement about serving as a spokesman for Send Relief, Richt mentioned that he and his family will be taking a mission trip through Send Relief to serve in Puerto Rico in the near future.
Kevin Ezell, president of NAMB, thanked Richt and expressed excitement for the future of Send Relief.
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Source: Baptist Press