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  • Sam Porter named national director for disaster relief

    by Josie Bingham, posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (9 days ago)

    The North American Mission Board has named Sam Porter as the new national director for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. Porter will replace Mickey Caison, who officially retires Aug. 31. Read More

  • DR: 'You ain't seen nothing like those Baptists'

    by Brian Koonce/Missouri Pathway, posted Thursday, June 01, 2017 (one month ago)

    OSAGE CITY, Mo. (BP) -- It was cold, wet and windy somewhere between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. as I watched the waters of the Osage River creep ever closer.

    When the Cole County Sheriff activated his posse (a ready-to-go group of trained civilian volunteers and, no, we don't chase after cattle rustlers) for flood duty, I changed into my uniform and immediately confirmed my availability. I thought I might spend the afternoon helping stranded citizens trapped in their homes during widespread flooding in southern Missouri in late April and early May. Read More

  • SBTC DR teams end response to tornadoes, move to Mo.

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Bill Bumpas
    CANTON, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief teams ended a nearly two-week deployment to East Texas May 13, where they assisted victims of four tornadoes that hit in late April and early May.

    SBTC DR efforts focused on the communities of Canton, Emory and Fruitvale, said Mike Benton a DR "white cap" leader from Bishop, Texas. Read More

  • 6 tornadoes in 3 counties: SBTC rallies DR response

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Wednesday, May 03, 2017 (2 months ago)

    With six tornadoes striking three counties east of Dallas, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief volunteers deploy quickly with command center, meals and laundry and shower unit. Read More

  • Weekend storms draw Southern Bapt. disaster relief

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 01, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    Southern Baptists are assessing damage and readying help in five states where weekend tornadoes and floods killed at least 15 people and injured dozens, North American Mission Board (NAMB) executive Mickey Caison told Baptist Press. Read More

  • 'Devastating' wildfires spur DR teams to action

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    LAVERNE, Okla. (BP) -- Wildfires from Colorado to Florida have burned more than 1 million acres since March 6, killed at least seven people and led to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief activity in four states.

    In the Texas panhandle, five deaths have been reported and 325,000 acres burned, CNN reported, while Oklahoma and Kansas each have seen one death and 400,000 acres scorched. Colorado saw 30,000 acres burned, with an additional 6,000 acres ablaze in southern Florida. Read More

  • Deadly storms damage churches, Baptist college

    by David Roach, posted Friday, March 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
    OTTAWA, Ill. (BP) -- Storms in the South and Midwest this week left at least four people dead, damaged church buildings and led to deployment of Baptist disaster relief workers in four states.

    The storm system killed three people in Illinois and one in Missouri, with at least 10-15 injured in Arkansas, according to media reports. At least seven states were affected Feb. 28-March 1. Read More

  • Okla. disaster relief gets rare recycling unit

    by Emily Howsden/The Baptist Messenger, posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Sam Porter
    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Volunteers for Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief are taking steps to ensure they are good stewards of what the Lord has given them.

    Following historic floods in Louisiana last August, volunteers served 20,000 meals a day. And some volunteers decided to take action after they saw the amount of cardboard that wasn't being used or recycled. Read More

  • Post-flood ministry yields church's wave of baptisms

    by Brian Blackwell/Louisiana Baptist Message, posted Friday, February 24, 2017 (4 months ago)

    WELSH, La. (BP) -- The waters may have receded several months ago but the excitement at First Baptist Church hasn't subsided.

    First came the rain to Welsh, La. -- nearly 24 inches in a 24-hour period during widespread flooding in the southern part of the state.

    Soon after, the congregation began ministering to those hurting in its own area, paving the way for a spiritual harvest. Not only have they seen 13 baptisms since the flood of August 2016 but attendance has not waned, reaching 100 on an average Sunday morning for worship. Read More