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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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  • N.C. Baptist DR still hard at work, planning for Puerto Rico

    October 2 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptist DR still hard at work, planning for Puerto Rico

    North Carolina Baptist Men is gearing up to “bring hope to a desperate situation” in the coming weeks as they organize disaster relief teams to serve Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The storm made landfall in Puerto Rico, sustaining winds above 150 miles per hour.

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  • Puerto Rico churches doing best to help, NAMB catalyst says

    September 29 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico churches doing best to help, NAMB catalyst says

    More than a week after Puerto Rico suffered its greatest natural disaster, the condition of most of the Southern Baptist churches on the island is still unknown, a church planting catalyst on the island said. “The churches in the metropolitan area and some in the south (and southeast) ... are OK,” the church planting catalyst said.

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  • Church rallies after hurricane to serve Florida community

    September 28 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Church rallies after hurricane to serve Florida community

    Inside a gym with yellow walls, 200 volunteers form an assembly line. These helpers from First Baptist Church of Immokalee, Fla., are bagging food and cleaning supplies in the church’s gym because it’s one of the few buildings left standing after Hurricane Irma reduced the already-impoverished area to even less.

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  • As Harvey loomed, church prepared for town’s needs

    September 28 2017 by Kirsten McKimmey, Baptist General Convention of Texas | with 0 comments
    As Harvey loomed, church prepared for town’s needs

    Soon after Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, pastor Mike Martin of First Baptist Church in Huffman made several visits around town, located 30 miles northeast of Houston, before the heavy rains hit the area. He stopped at the local volunteer fire department and told them the church was available if they needed help. ...

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  • Houston volunteers ‘put some legs’ on their faith

    September 27 2017 by Carmen K. Sisson, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Houston volunteers ‘put some legs’ on their faith

    Hurricane Harvey’s impact will be felt in this flood-weary state for many months to come as homeowners struggle to put their lives back together. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief crews remain on the scene, even as others deploy to Florida for Hurricane Irma response.

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