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Disaster relief ‘up to their eyeballs’ responding to Louisiana floods

LAKE CHARLES, La. (BP) – Some may give up trying to make a home in southeast Louisiana with flooding that has killed four people and caps a year of hurricanes, heavy rains and a devastating winter freeze.

FIRST-PERSON: A time to remember

PRATVILLE, Ala. (BP) – Anniversaries are usually times of joy and celebration. Wedding anniversaries are certainly that kind of experience. Anniversaries for church families are a time to celebrate their histories and to praise the Lord for His blessings upon them.

SBC DIGEST: Former SWBTS professor Phil Briggs dies; Massive storms 10 years ago set precedent in Alabama

Former SWBTS youth ministry professor Phil Briggs dies at 88 By Katie Coleman/SWBTS FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Phil Briggs, distinguished professor of student ministry and youth education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1971 to 2004, died April 18. He was 88. “Dr. Briggs was a Southwesterner with few equals,” SWBTS President Adam W. […]

As volcano erupts on St. Vincent, nearby Kingstown Baptist Church helps evacuees

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (BP) – About 10 miles below the erupting La Soufriere volcano on the small island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown Baptist Church Pastor Cecil Richards thanked God for rain that fell briefly as he led a virtual worship Sunday (April 11).

Disaster Relief teams mobilize after fatal tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia

OHATCHEE, Ala. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units from Alabama and Georgia have begun assessing and cleaning up damage left by a series of tornadoes Thursday (March 25) that resulted in six deaths.

Disaster Relief prepares for storm season, post-COVID ministry

NASHVILLE (BP) – COVID-19 wasn’t the only influence on Southern Baptist Disaster Relief preparedness across state conventions last year, but it was a big one.

Storms moving eastward, leave trail of damage in Deep South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Storms that left splintered homes and broken trees across Alabama and Mississippi moved into Georgia and Florida on Thursday (March 18), rousing residents with early morning warnings as forecasters said the threat of dangerous weather would move up the south Atlantic seaboard.

SBC DIGEST: SEBTS offers online ThM; Florida DR catalyst Beall retires

SEBTS offers Master of Theology fully online; Florida DR director Delton Beall retires.

Mississippi Baptists respond with aid, the Gospel

Baptist churches around Neshoba County, Miss., pitched in to make sure people who were without power in last week’s winter storms got warm meals.

Power, water problems persist following storms; Texas conventions mobilize

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Power outages in Texas dropped below a half-million on Thursday morning (Feb. 18) for the first time in four days, but many people remained without electricity or safe drinking water after winter storms wreaked havoc on the state's power grid and utilities.