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"But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head-Christ" (Ephesians 4:15 HCSB).
Mobilize My Churchfor Disaster Relief
A two year partnership is underway to minister to homeowners by helping repair flood damaged homes in New York and New Jersey. Visit the Sandy Recovery website at www.namb.net/Sandy for more information.
Professions of Faith 108Gospel Presentations 867Chaplaincy Contacts 3,349Ministry Contacts 4,920Other Decisions 59Volunteer Days 45,474Meals Prepared 1,839,859Chainsaw Jobs 625Mud-out Jobs 1,854Repair and Roofing Jobs 89Children 10Showers 28,325Laundry Loads 7,722Gallons of Water Purified 10,201 Messages Sent 107
Distinguished Service (in 2011)Ronnie Warren (AL)Lew Cook (KY)Bob and Judi Cook (CA)
Joel W. Phillips Outstanding AchievementJames Carson (LA)Elaine Koch (KY)
Robert E. Dixon Lifetime ServiceChuck Erickson (CA)
Learn more about the Disaster Relief Awards see photos of all of the 2012 award recipients.
Is your church ready if disaster strikes today? Southern Baptist Disaster Relief can help you prepare your church and church members to survive a disaster and to be prepared to minister in your community immediately after a disaster. Ask any pastor who has lead a church in the days immediately following a disaster and he will tell you of a multitude of things he wished he had known and done before the disaster hit his community. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ready Church is an effort to help you be prepared and positioned for ministry when a disaster hits your community, and to prepare you to assist another church to minister when disaster strikes their community.
Find out more about becoming a Disaster Ready Church.
FEMA Administrator, Craig Fugate, recently reflected on 2011 and the number and variety of disasters we experienced. From the massive snowfalls that lead to spring flooding, fires that raged in several states, the deadliest tornado outbreak in the US since the 1950s, the third busiest tropical season on record including Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and a smaller quake that shook the eastern US from Virginia to New York damaging the Washington Monument and other structures. From this reflection Fugate articulated three lessons learned.
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Donations to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief responds to disasters across the US and around the world. Donations are fully tax deductible and 100% of all gifts are used to meet the needs of hurting people in the wake of disasters. Donations can be made online, by phone (866) 407-6262, or by mail - checks should be made payable to "North American Mission Board" and sent to Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543.
Donations to support the Disaster Relief efforts of State Baptist Convention Disaster Relief organizations can be made to the individual conventions. You can find contact information for the conventions here.
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