Dear Friends,

We are currently in contact with the Lake Charles Vineyard and the Vineyard Church, Moss Bluff.  We will have a team on the ground this week to assess the feasibility of setting up a base camp at either or both locations.  We know many individuals and churches are ready to step in and lend a hand but please remember, like every disaster we have worked, this is a marathon not a sprint!  

There will be many needs and a lot of work to do for weeks and months ahead.  On behalf of the South-Central Region and all the affected churches, thank you so very much for your desire to come alongside the churches of our region during these difficult days.  We, at Mercy Response, exist solely to work alongside Vineyard churches and communities in distress following natural disasters.  We would not be able to respond without the help of the larger Vineyard family and we are grateful for your support.


We will continue to update our website and Facebook page as more information becomes available.


Thanks again for your tremendous response!  May God bless you and your churches for your faithfulness to your calling.

what is mercy response?

Mercy Response is a ministry of Vineyard Church of New Orleans, helping Vineyard churches help other Vineyard churches in our region. We do this by coordinating and managing teams of volunteers to provide labor and assistance to Vineyard church pastors and members whose homes have been damaged. We then assist church members in assisting their neighbors.

To clarify, Convoy Of Hope  is Vineyard USA's Disaster Relief Partner organization, providing extensive, large-scale, first-response provision of needed supplies to affected areas. Convoy sets up distribution centers, in many cases with Vineyard churches, to get supplies to people affected by disaster. After Convoy Of Hope addresses the immediate needs of those impacted, we'll then continue in the specific work of coordinating teams to help Vineyard churches in their rebuilding efforts.