Preparing to help hurricane survivors

Preparing to help hurricane survivors 2

Thanks to WSFA-TV in Montgomery for this report about Yellow Shirt Army volunteers preparing to deploy under the leadership of State Missionary Mark Wakefield, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please click the GIVE button at the top of this page.   Read the full story here: […]

‘Catastrophic’: Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief responds following Kentucky flooding

‘Catastrophic’: Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief responds following Kentucky flooding 4

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are providing flood recovery, laundry services and chaplain ministry in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, as the area copes with historic flooding. The Alabama DR volunteers are part of a multistate effort in eastern Kentucky, where entire towns were submerged as heavy rains caused flash floods in the overnight hours of July […]

Living Water in Romania

Living Water in Romania 5

When the pastor told David Hendon that the church’s well had run dry, he didn’t understand what they meant at first. “My dad was a well driller, but the pastor called it a ‘fountain’ instead of a well, so it took me a minute to figure out what he was talking about,” Hendon said. But […]

AUM athletics, BCM team up for hurricane relief

AUM athletics, BCM team up for hurricane relief 7

Spring break often means a chance to travel but for many Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) students, the travel is tied to a chance to serve and do missions. Reports from BCM groups across the state are beginning to surface while one story from a trip leading into the current spring semester is still on the […]

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams fan out across state after March 19 tornadoes

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams fan out across state after March 19 tornadoes 8

Alabamians woke up March 20 to images of their tornado-tracked state, a scene all too familiar. But Roger Willmore said there’s a sight he wishes everyone could see — how Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) teams have descended on his part of the state. “This operation is working like a well-oiled machine,” said Willmore, director […]

JSU students opt to continue serving hurricane survivors despite disaster at home

JSU students opt to continue serving hurricane survivors despite disaster at home 9

Even after an EF-3 tornado ripped through their college campus, Jacksonville State University (JSU) students elected to remain in Houston to help hurricane survivors rather than returning to assess their own damaged living spaces. It was not the spring break most expected. Then again, perhaps it was, at least in terms of mission and camaraderie. […]

Five Years After the Storms

Five Years After the Storms 10

Five years may seem like a long time for most Alabama Baptists unless the date happens to coincide with April 27. Alabamians are all too aware that this date in 2011 marked our memories with images of struggles that for many are as vivid today as they were in the days, weeks and months following […]