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  • Object lesson reaps rewards for hurricane relief

    March 19 2018 by Sheila Allen, Northwest Baptist Witness | with 0 comments
    Object lesson reaps rewards for hurricane relief

    A hands-on Bible lesson took on a life of its own for 10-year-old Dallas Claytor. Young Dallas heard pastor Keith Evans of Pathway Church in Gresham, Ore., preach about the parable of the talents. Evans used unmarked envelopes of money to hand out to unsuspecting volunteers during the sermon in denominations of $10, $20 and $50 each. ...

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  • Disaster Relief ‘ready to respond’ after deadly nor’easter

    March 6 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Disaster Relief ‘ready to respond’ after deadly nor’easter

    Three days after a strong nor’easter killed nine people and battered a coastal swath from Virginia to Maine, Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers remain “ready to respond,” leaders said. Government emergency management agencies and other first responders in the states have been able to respond to the storm.

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  • Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

    February 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Deadly central-U.S. storms mobilize DR in 5 states

    Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on the ground and others are on standby after weekend tornadoes and flooding killed five people and damaged homes in five states. Two disaster relief teams have been deployed in Tennessee; Illinois is assessing a response to flooding there; and teams are on standby in Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio.

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  • Chaplains reflect on Sutherland Springs tragedy

    February 7 2018 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Chaplains reflect on Sutherland Springs tragedy

    Trained in critical incident stress management, Debby Tiller Nichols heard about the church shooting in Sutherland Springs and knew she had to go. Nichols was packing her house to move when 27 people were killed at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church in November.

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  • Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    December 27 2017 by Biblical Recorder and BSC Staff | with 0 comments
    Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    Biblical Recorder and convention communications staff have collected briefs of the most significant stories of 2017 related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, including a “Resolution Denouncing Racism” adopted at the annual meeting and the celebration of a record year in missions giving.

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  • DR’s Mickey Caison retires from SBC’s ‘greatest job’

    December 8 2017 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    DR’s Mickey Caison retires from SBC’s ‘greatest job’

    Think back among the most harrowing disasters in recent U.S. history: 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Midwest floods of 1993, the Northridge earthquake and Hurricanes Andrew, Harvey and Irma. Mickey Caison has represented Southern Baptists at each of them.

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  • California churches in wildfire path; DR on standby

    December 7 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    California churches in wildfire path; DR on standby

    With five wildfires burning in California, the latest in Los Angeles, Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on standby and several church facilities are unreachable, ministry leaders there told Baptist Press. The Thomas fire in Ventura, the largest, is threatening churches in the Gold Coast Baptist Association that are included in mandatory evacuation zones.

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  • TN fires: Churches reflect on God’s grace 1 year later

    December 6 2017 by David Dawson, Baptist and Reflector | with 0 comments
    TN fires: Churches reflect on God’s grace 1 year later

    For pastor Kim McCroskey and his congregation, the odyssey appears to be nearly over. After spending nearly exactly one year in temporary venues, the members of Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg will soon be returning to their original location.

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  • Navajo DR volunteers reach out to Harvey victims

    December 1 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Navajo DR volunteers reach out to Harvey victims

    For generations the Navajo have often been on the receiving end of volunteer mission teams. Buddy Evans chaperoned one such trip in 1985. For two weeks his team led Vacation Bible School in the mornings, revival meetings in the evenings and explored the desert high country of New Mexico.

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  • Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding

    November 17 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding

    Southern Baptists continue to serve Puerto Rico’s residents after Hurricane Maria’s devastation in September, creating a nationwide response from the ground up. Sam Porter has spent several days in Puerto Rico in two separate trips to assist disaster response coordinator Jack Noble in facilitating the large-scale response.

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  • Southern Baptist chaplains respond to hurting Texas community

    November 8 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptist chaplains respond to hurting Texas community

    “It’s a pretty somber place,” Scottie Stice said of the community left behind after Sunday’s horrific mass shooting at a Southern Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Stice reported teams of Southern Baptist chaplains and other disaster relief volunteers are ministering however they can among those devastated by the “senseless” tragedy.

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  • Puerto Rico DR efforts advanced by Texas volunteers

    November 6 2017 by Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico DR efforts advanced by Texas volunteers

    Flooded streets, potable water shortages, communications disruptions, power outages and six-foot-long iguanas were among the obstacles encountered by eight Southern Baptists of Texas Convention volunteers in completing initial projects to facilitate Southern Baptist Disaster Relief efforts in Puerto Rico following hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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  • DR intern helps in Houston, earns college credit

    November 3 2017 by Brian Koonce, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    DR intern helps in Houston, earns college credit

    Maddy Atwell spent her entire summer preparing for a disaster. A member of Laura Street Baptist Church in Maryville, Mo., and a collegiate intern for Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief, she spent her summer training to respond however she was needed – whether in mass care, child care, laundry, mud-out work, chaplaincy, chainsaw or incident command.

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  • ‘Help & hope’: DR’s Appreciation Day set for Nov. 5

    November 3 2017 by Greg Teffertiller, Send Relief | with 0 comments
    ‘Help & hope’: DR’s Appreciation Day set for Nov. 5

    As far as disasters are concerned, 2017 will forever be known as “unprecedented.” The nation has been impacted by hurricanes of historic proportions, regionally pervasive wildfires and localized storms that struck numerous communities. The losses of life and property are more than statistics – they represent people who desperately need hope and healing.

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  • Harvey disaster relief showed ‘faith in action’

    November 1 2017 by Southern Baptist TEXAN & BP staff | with 0 comments
    Harvey disaster relief showed ‘faith in action’

    Melissa del Flora took it upon herself to organize meals for Hurricane Harvey survivors occupying 40 rooms at the Quality Inn in Seabrook, Texas. Even though food and drinks arrived for a month, del Flora grew weary. Through a random conversation with one of the evacuees, she learned that Baptists could help lift the load. ...

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