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‘Our faith is strong,’ pastor asserts in aftermath of Hurricane Idalia

PERRY, Fla. (BP) – Hurricane Idalia’s strong winds may have toppled the steeple on Lakeside Baptist Church in Perry, but the storm did nothing to topple the faith of Lakeside members.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief receives $400,000 from State of Florida

SARASOTA, Fla. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has been awarded $400,000 in funding from the Florida Disaster Fund to help the state’s residents with relief efforts following Hurricane Ian’s landfall in southwest Florida Sept. 28.

Deadly explosion damages historic church, Baptist offices in Cuba

HAVANA – The church’s 19th century dome has been ripped open into the sky. Windows are shattered; floors have collapsed. Pews, which have held generations of devout Christian families in western Cuba, are now reduced to splinters in a pile of post-explosion rubble.

Hurricane Michael one year later: A home for DR volunteers

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (BP) -- Two days after Category 5 Hurricane Michael made landfall on Florida's Panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, Florida Baptists' disaster relief volunteers were there. Headquartered at Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City, volunteers were actively assessing damage, beginning to meet needs and sharing God's love.

Hurricane Michael: One year later, partnerships vital

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (BP) -- Joshua Fidler walked across a field that had been covered for almost ten months by massive debris -- "a void that used to be our sanctuary" when he saw a page that had been ripped from a Bible in the cleanup following the fury of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10, 2018. The pastor of Carlisle Baptist Church in Panama City picked up the scrap of paper and began reading God's words from Leviticus 26:12, "I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be my people."