NORMAN, Okla., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An Oklahoma congregation located just three miles from the suburbs devastated by Monday's tornadoes has opened its doors to anyone needing shelter or meals. The founders of Stream Monkey arrived last night at Journey Church, in Norman, Okla., with a mobile kitchen capable of feeding more than 2,500 people daily.
The kitchen trailer was dispatched by the Disaster Response Team of Northland, A Church Distributed and will be run by a dozen certified disaster responders, most of them volunteers. Northland is based in Longwood, Fla., and is the home church of Stream Monkey co-founders Chris Gerrish and Nicholas Roselius.
The 20-hour trek was a labor of love for Gerrish, an Oklahoma native who moved to Florida five years ago. He has since traveled the world helping congregations in Ukraine, Brazil, China and Egypt to set up live church streaming.
He and the guys at Stream Monkey are also the live streaming providers for Journey Church, an 8,000-member congregation. Yesterday, the church held a worship and prayer service for tornado victims and supporters that was broadcast online. An on-demand version of the service, along with updates from Chris and Nicholas, are available at www.streammonkey.com/oklahoma.
Everyone following the events in Oklahoma is encouraged to worship with Journey Church this weekend at live.journeychurch.tv at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6 p.m. CDT.
Donations and volunteers are still needed. An updated list of immediate needs and volunteer opportunities is available at www.journeychurch.tv/relief.
ABOUT STREAM MONKEY:
Stream Monkey is a CDN that specializes in live church streaming and on-demand video services. Details at www.streammonkey.com.
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