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.
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.
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."