AUM athletics, BCM team up for hurricane relief

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

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

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 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 […]

Baptist Campus Ministries students share gospel through actions in SC

It’s only been a year and a half since Alabama Baptists trained their first group of college students for disaster relief, but the move has already proven to be beneficial. Nate Young, senior Baptist campus minister at the University of Alabama (UA), was part of the Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) team trained in April 2014. […]

AUM Students Serve in Disaster Relief

Our team from Auburn University at Montgomery had a great experience serving in Summerton, S.C. We were deployed to a low-income apartment complex on Saturday morning where three feet of water had covered the bottom floor. We spent two eight-hour days removing everything to the studs, 48 inches and below. This included sheetrock, insulation, carpet, […]

Dothan’s Ridgecrest BC Disaster Relief stepping up after storm damage

DOTHAN, Ala. (TAB, The Dothan Eagle) — Straight-line wind damage in Dothan and Houston County on Saturday left approximately 30,000 people without power and Ridgecrest Baptist Church’s Disaster Relief (DR) team is working to clean up the damage. By Sunday afternoon power had been restored to all but 7,000 people, according to The Dothan Eagle, but […]

Jasper’s Northside Baptist RAs minister to children in disasters with stuffed bears

When Wes Lamon, Royal Ambassador (RA) leader at Northside Baptist Church, Jasper, was looking for a missions activity for his first through fifth grade RA boys, he decided to think beyond activities they had done in the past. “We’d been trying to come up with something different and there’s a Woman’s Missionary Union leader at […]

Disaster Relief does more than rebuild homes

From Limestone to Baldwin counties, they came in droves. Only there to help, they never asked for anything in return. Approximately 7,000 volunteers strong, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) mobilized chainsaw teams, heavy equipment operators, chaplains, administration, child care and mass feeding personnel in 2014 to minister and help survivors of natural disasters. Because of […]