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  • ‘After Maria’: Puerto Rico remains changed by storm

    September 21 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘After Maria’: Puerto Rico remains changed by storm

    “Before Maria and after Maria” is the word on the streets of Puerto Rico. “That’s how life changed,” native Puerto Rican and Southern Baptist minister Jonathan Santiago told Baptist Press a year after the hurricane. In Santiago’s observation, churches, including Southern Baptist congregations, lost about 35 percent of their attendance.

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  • Puerto Rico hurricane toll ‘a miracle’ at 2,975

    August 30 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico hurricane toll ‘a miracle’ at 2,975

    It’s “a miracle” Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico is not even higher than the new official total of 2,975, a massive jump from the long purported 64, a Southern Baptist disaster relief leader told Baptist Press. The new count, based on an independent study that the territory commissioned from George Washington University …

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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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