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SBC DIGEST: ‘Churches helping churches’ affected by Ida; Lifeway’s digital worship tools; Smith called to Family Church

Churches, pastors seek help in recovery from Hurricane Ida; Digital worship tools offer flexibility to churches; Kevin Smith joins Family Church in West Palm Beach.

Widespread devastation stretching Southern Baptist Disaster Relief thin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) – Kenton Hunt, disaster relief director of the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey, expresses a heartfelt burden to help the hundreds of homeowners in his region trying to recover from flooding and tornadoes wrought by Hurricane Ida.

Despite loss, Hurricane Ida shows God at work

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Hurricane Ida’s arrival on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina brought many challenges. Its quick move across the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana brought record-breaking electrical outages and widespread damage. Despite loss, the storm brought also opportunities for some in the NOBTS family to share the Gospel and live out their faith.

9/11: Southern Baptist Disaster Relief left legacy at Ground Zero

NEW YORK CITY (BP) – Twenty years after spending weeks in what could only be called a war zone, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are reflecting on their experience working in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and how it affected their lives.

SBC DIGEST: Help still needed after Ida; IMB announces Hispanic Missions Sunday

Hurricane recovery assistance still needed in Louisiana, Northeast; IMB announces Hispanic Missions Sunday, Sept. 26.

Litton, Wright visit Louisiana Baptists to encourage Southern Baptist Ida responders

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – A year after taking a battering from hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta, the people of Louisiana have been recovering from another direct hit by one of the stronger tropical systems ever to hit the mainland United States: Hurricane Ida.

DISASTER RELIEF DIGEST: 70 Louisiana churches damaged; Updates from Texas, Georgia, Kentucky volunteers

Church gives back during Hurricane Ida relief efforts; SBTC volunteers serve 20,000 hot dogs a day; Georgia Baptist volunteers an answer to prayer.

Louisiana pastor organizing hurricane relief for hard-hit Hispanic community

BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) – Hispanic residents are likely among those needing the most help in recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Ida that killed 13 people in Louisiana alone, Baton Rouge Pastor Guillermo Mangieri said.

Flash flooding activates N.Y., N.J. pastors to help others, themselves

NEW YORK (BP) – Pastor Daniel McGhee had just driven his daughter Emma Kate to college in Jersey City, N.J., and picked up daughter Ella from her downtown Manhattan job Wednesday night when the rain began to pour.

At least 80 Louisiana churches damaged; Hurricane Ida relief ramps up

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) – More than 80 Southern Baptist churches in South Louisiana suffered structural damage in Hurricane Ida, Louisiana Baptist Convention Director of Missions John Hebert told Baptist Press Wednesday (Sept. 1).