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  • Connecticut ‘surprised by grace’ of DR response to storms

    June 28 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Connecticut ‘surprised by grace’ of DR response to storms

    Hundreds of Southern Baptists from 13 states are helping Connecticut residents after tornadoes destroyed 300 homes there in May, disaster relief (DR) leader Tim Buehner told Baptist Press. Chaplaincy has been at the forefront of DR work slated to continue through mid-July in at least five communities where an estimated 98 percent of residents don’t …

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  • DR team helps Army veteran show his patriotic heart

    June 1 2018 by David Dawson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    DR team helps Army veteran show his patriotic heart

    Myron Havrilchak was among thousands whose houses and property in southeast Connecticut were substantially damaged by tornadoes that recently swept through the area. And yet, when a Tennessee Baptist disaster relief team arrived at Havrilchak’s residence in Southbury, they quickly realized something was on his mind that meant more to him than brick and mortar.

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  • Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    May 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Moss accepts Missouri Baptist disaster relief position

    North Carolina’s Baptists on Mission, also known as North Carolina Baptist Men, announced today (May 22) that Gaylon Moss, disaster relief director, has accepted a similar position with the Missouri Baptist Convention. Moss will make the transition July 1, after serving in his current role for nearly 20 years.

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  • Bob Dixon: Disaster relief pioneer was rooted in faith

    May 16 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bob Dixon: Disaster relief pioneer was rooted in faith

    Robert E. “Bob” Dixon, who pioneered Southern Baptist disaster relief ministry more than 50 years ago – seeing disaster relief deployments as “invitations from the Father” – died May 10 at age 90.

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  • Hawaii volcano blasts churches into action

    May 14 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hawaii volcano blasts churches into action

    Amid a lava flow that has destroyed three dozen structures and the threat of a violent volcanic eruption, Hawaii’s churches “are working in really neat ways,” said Chris Martin, executive director of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention. Congregations on Hawaii’s Big Island have banded together to pray and secure housing for evacuees.

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  • N.C. disaster relief crews deploy in twister’s wake

    April 30 2018 by NCBM/Biblical Recorder | with 0 comments
    N.C. disaster relief crews deploy in twister’s wake

    More than 1,000 homes, businesses, churches and schools were damaged or destroyed when tornadoes with winds approaching 135 miles per hour swept through Guilford and Rockingham counties April 15. North Carolina Baptists on Mission responded quickly to the disaster, setting up two sites. By April 17, 10 projects had been completed.

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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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