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  • FIRST-PERSON: Where to turn for solace & comfort

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (one month ago)

    "The sorrow that our nation feels now is palpable," David Jeremiah notes of hurricanes, flooding, mass killings and wildfires. "Where else should we go but to the Father who sees all and knows every emotion we feel?" he writes. Read More

  • CA fires: DR begins, former Gateway campus a shelter

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (one month ago)

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    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BP) -- As firefighters gained ground against the Northern California blaze Gov. Jerry Brown called perhaps "the greatest tragedy" the state "has ever faced," Southern Baptist disaster relief crews began feeding, cleanup and chaplaincy work today (Oct. 17).

    Meanwhile, the former main campus of Gateway Seminary in Mill Valley, Calif., was being used to shelter both evacuees and out-of-town fire crews, and a pastor in Calistoga, Calif., credited prayer with saving his town. Read More

  • Calif. wildfires rage, churches 'jumping into action'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (one month ago)

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    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BP) -- Amid Northern California wildfires that have killed at least 13 people and burned more than 1,500 buildings since Oct. 8, Southern Baptist churches have begun ministering and California Southern Baptist Convention disaster relief crews are poised for relief work.

    The death toll is expected to rise, according to media reports, and more than 100 people have been reported missing. As of Monday night (Oct. 10), several of the 17 fires had not been contained. Read More

  • Western wildfires have Baptists poised for action

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 11, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (BP) -- With wildfires in the western United States having consumed a cumulative area larger than the state of Maryland, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units are preparing for ministry.

    Nine western states -- California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming -- have experienced fires this year that have consumed more than 8 million total acres, 3 million above the annual national average for the past decade, according to The Washington Post. Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Emeritus Korea missionary Don Jones dies; 2nd WMU grant made for Tenn. wildfire relief

    by Southern Baptist TEXAN, WMU & BP Staff, posted Monday, April 24, 2017 (7 months ago)

    Photo by Tess Rivers
    Don Jones, emeritus Southern Baptist missionary who served in South Korea 36 years, dies at age 88; WMU makes second grant to aid Smoky Mountain fire victims.

    Don Jones, 36 years a missionary to Korea, dies

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (BP) -- Don Jones, an emeritus Southern Baptist missionary who served in South Korea for 36 years, died April 9 after suffering a head injury in a fall two days earlier. He was 88. Read More

  • 'Devastating' wildfires spur DR teams to action

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017 (8 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

  • Baptists honor firefighters with early Thanksgiving

    by By Kelli Cottrell, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2003 (13 years ago)

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (BP)--Local firefighters, who put in up to two weeks with no down time fighting Southern California's worst wildfires, were treated to an early Thanksgiving feast and honored by Northpark Community Church. Read More

  • Calif. fires claimed her home, but not her faith

    by Leah Kimble, posted Monday, November 17, 2003 (14 years ago)

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BP)--Ashes fell from the sky like snowflakes on a cold winter morning -- but it was neither cold nor winter. It seemed that California Baptist University would remain untouched by the blazing inferno that covered thousands of acres across Southern California. Read More

  • Churches gear up for cleanup, added ministry after wildfires

    by Kelli Cottrell, posted Friday, November 07, 2003 (14 years ago)

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    Turning the page

    As numbers dwindle in the shelters that once housed thousands of evacuees from Southern California's wildfires - Robert Holebrook from Lake Arrowhead, among them, shown here reading a Bible -- Baptist churches are gearing up to assist in cleanup across the region and minister to other fire victims' needs.

    Photo by Morris Abernathy

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (BP)--With California's worst wildfires now contained, Baptist churches are banding together for the cleanup phase and in other ministry efforts. Read More

  • Wildfire victims to receive coordinated help from churches

    by Kelli Cottrell, posted Thursday, November 06, 2003 (14 years ago)

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    Healing the brokenhearted
    As the smoke that once clouded the skies in much of Southern California clears, churches now are building a vision for ministry among brokenhearted thousands who lost their homes in late October's wildfires. Photo by Morris Abernathy


    SAN DIEGO (BP)--More than 100 San Diego-area pastors from various denominations have begun a cooperative effort to make sure all victims of the wildfires in late October are covered with physical and spiritual help. Read More