N.C. Baptists remove trees downed by ice storm
    February 16 2009 by BR staff

    N.C. Baptists have helped more than 175 families in Kentucky and are on their way to help more.

    Volunteers from N.C. Baptist churches have been in Kentucky helping people recover from a major ice storm that hit the state Jan. 27. More than 30 people died and hundreds of thousands were left without power.

    At the height of the disaster, more than 90 of Kentucky's 120 counties had declared emergencies. National Guard troops were activated to help people recover.

    Gaylon Moss, who coordinates disaster relief for N.C. Baptist Men, said in an e-mail to supporters that 85 N.C. Baptist disaster relief volunteers removed tree debris from homes in Stanford, Ky. Four people prayed to receive Christ, including one who is 91 years old, he said.

    Kentucky Baptists have asked N.C. teams to help people in Livingston County, which is northeast of Paducah, according to Moss. Teams are expected to begin work within the next few days.

    “Please be in prayer for those who are still in need of assistance,” Moss said. “Also pray for the volunteers as they minister in Christ's name.”

    2/16/2009 3:48:00 AM by BR staff | with 0 comments




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