Mark DuBois, a disaster relief volunteer from the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., speaks with Andrew Cooper of Slidell, La., who rode out Hurricane Katrina inside his wooden home. DuBois is one of many Baptists, including students from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, who have lent help to hurricane victims in Slidell. Photo by Morris Abernathy
SLIDELL, La. (BP)--As he was tearing out the drywall of a local man’s house, Mike DeBusk pondered the extent of the damage. Like so many others in Louisiana and Mississippi, this man, named Alan, had lost just about everything in Hurricane Katrina.
“The only thing left in his house were ceiling fans,” DeBusk said.
DeBusk was part of a team of students from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary who spent a week in Slidell, La., helping victims of Hurricane Katrina. The students tore carpet and drywall out of houses. They helped put tarps on roofs. And they handed out tracts, prayed with residents and tried to meet people’s spiritual needs. Read More