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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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  • TRUSTEES: Montreal’s need, progress highlight NAMB meeting

    North American Mission Board trustees gathered Oct. 2-4 in Montreal to hear reports of the progress new church plants are making there and to witness the reality of the deep lostness that is believed to make this Canadian city the least-reached part of North America.

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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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  • 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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  • Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico

    September 21 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico

    As Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico with potentially record-breaking winds, Southern Baptist disaster relief workers pulled back and prepared for a long-haul response in the Caribbean. “It’s going to be a long, multi-month response with a lot of needs for volunteers and supplies,” said David Melber, vice president of Send Relief.

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