Pastor Scott and Terri

I first met Scott and Dara Simons in 2011 during the tornado relief work in Joplin, MO. Our church team was immediately impressed with Scott’s dedication, commitment, and organizational passion shown to the task at hand. A special relationship ensued in the coming years as we, at Abiding Word Church, had the desire to establish a Disaster Relief team to help during times of trouble. We have worked with Right Side Up Ministries in disaster response in Shawnee, OK are in 3013, the Washington, IL areas in 2013-2014, Rochelle and Fairdale, IL in 2015. Our disaster response team was made ready to help as we participated in one of Right Side Up Ministries initial training courses and have used the training manual to organize our team. The training and materials offered were detailed, thorough, and comprehensive.

I give my highest recommendation to Scott, Dara, and their ministry in training groups to help in time of need.

Scott Porter- Sr. Pastor, Abiding Word Church
In the immediate aftermath of the tornado, our church struggled to know how to respond to the needs in our community. Scott and Dara were instrumental in helping us not only determine what we could do but how we could do it. They humbly and selflessly served alongside us at the most critical moment in our church’s life. The fruit of their ministry continues to increase. Because of their work here, our community knows that our church loves and cares for it. We would not have had the ability to communicate that love and care so clearly apart from Scott and Dara’s ministry.

I am confident our church would not be where we are today apart from their ministry.

Bethany Community Church

Daniel Bennett - Sr. Pastor, Bethany Community Church