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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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  • Utah team seeks ‘forgotten among us’ in Houston

    October 26 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Utah team seeks ‘forgotten among us’ in Houston

    Mike Brooks is a plumber – and a busy one at that. But he felt God calling him to help in Houston with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. So, he and eight others from Baptist churches in Utah traveled to serve where they could on Oct. 15-20.

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  • Send Relief ‘pastor packs,’ SBDR help Puerto Rico

    October 23 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Send Relief ‘pastor packs,’ SBDR help Puerto Rico

    When people started showing up seeking food and water after Hurricane Maria, pastor Johnny Baez knew he couldn’t just sit back and do nothing. “People around my church started asking me for water to drink and food to eat,” said Baez, who serves at Iglesia Bautista Familia Santurce in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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  • Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief

    October 19 2017 by Carrie Brown McWhorter, Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Preschooler raises $400 for disaster relief

    Four-year-old Holden Roberts helped create a pumpkin patch at his family’s home in Jemison, Ala., Sept. 16. He raised $400 for Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief by selling pumpkins to family, friends and neighbors.
     

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  • ‘Like a warzone’ conditions for Ky. DR team

    October 19 2017 by Todd Deaton, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    ‘Like a warzone’ conditions for Ky. DR team

    A disaster relief team of 19 Kentucky Baptists arrived in St. Thomas Oct. 15 and will serve through Oct. 29. The team is staying at Bluewater Bible College without electricity, running water and phone service. The Caribbean island was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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  • Puerto Rico DR response requiring rigorous logistics

    October 16 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico DR response requiring rigorous logistics

    Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Sam Porter estimates that one-third of the island has yet to receive much care or help. Porter, the North American Mission Board’s national director for disaster relief, has been in Puerto Rico since Oct. 8.

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  • Homecoming mum tradition turns to hurricane relief

    October 13 2017 by Marc Ira Hooks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Homecoming mum tradition turns to hurricane relief

    Flood-soaked cardboard boxes of homecoming mums are among the debris lining the sidewalks and street curbs of many houses in the suburban Kingwood neighborhood north of downtown Houston. For longer than people can remember how it started, high school students present their homecoming dates with a chrysanthemum bedecked with ribbons, glitter and other mementos. ...

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  • San Juan pastor serves meals, gospel after Maria

    October 10 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    San Juan pastor serves meals, gospel after Maria

    Hungry and thirsty two weeks after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, the teenage girl approached as Southern Baptist church planter Johnny Baez was serving beans, rice and filtered water. “I’m hungry and I don’t have nothing at home,” she told Baez, “and I just start walking to see if I find something to eat.”

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  • More volunteer doors opening in Puerto Rico

    October 9 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    More volunteer doors opening in Puerto Rico

    This weekend, nearly 70 Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers began arriving in Puerto Rico to aid in recovery efforts on the island. Sam Porter, the North American Mission Board’s national director for disaster relief, reached Puerto Rico on Oct. 8 to further develop plans for serving those affected by Hurricane Maria.

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  • Green light given for Puerto Rico as FL, TX relief persists

    October 5 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Green light given for Puerto Rico as FL, TX relief persists

    The North American Mission Board’s Send Relief ministry has been asked to manage the disaster response on behalf of the Convention of Southern Baptist Churches in Puerto Rico. “We have officially requested Send Relief to coordinate the disaster relief response in Puerto Rico,” said Jorge Alvarez, who leads the Puerto Rican convention.

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  • Churches moving forward on massive ‘Texas Rebuild’

    October 5 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Churches moving forward on massive ‘Texas Rebuild’

    In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Southern Baptist churches and ministries in Texas and outside the state are planning the next phase of recovery – getting people back into their homes and church buildings. And they are depending on God to move in hearts across the nation to accomplish the impossible.

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