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

    by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (10 days 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 (26 days 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 (28 days 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 (2 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 (2 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 (3 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 (3 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

  • DR leaders mark 50 years of ministry, eye future

    by Tobin Perry, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Jane Rodgers/Southern Baptist TEXAN
    DENTON, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders throughout North America met for their annual "Round Table" meeting and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of SBDR.

    Representatives from nearly all the state Baptist conventions participated in the Jan. 23-27 event at Camp Copass in Denton, Texas. Portions of the week focused on celebrating five decades of ministry efforts, looking at the present state of the ministry and preparing for the future. Read More

  • MKs, int'l students to receive WMU aid after tornado

    by Janis Ezell, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (4 months ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Children of missionaries (MKs) and international students attending tornado-ravaged William Carey University in Mississippi are being assisted by a $5,000 HEART Fund grant from national Woman's Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation.

    The HEART (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) grant will be used to purchase gift cards for each of the 30 MKs as well as international students affected by the tornado's Jan. 21 devastation at the university in Hattiesburg. Read More