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Doug Vance said every time he stands in someone’s yard with a chainsaw, the person talks about how amazing it is that someone would come all the way there to help them. And every time, Vance — leader of the Cahaba Baptist Association disaster relief team — tells them that’s not the amazing thing. MUCH BIGGER STORY “I say what’s really amazing is all the things God has done in our lives to make it
Lawler Baptist Church, near Dora, and Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Priceville, are two churches with reported damage from today’s Easter storms moving through the state. Lawler Baptist’s building “took a beating” by the storm pounding Walker County, according to Birmingham’s ABC 33/40. Shoal Creek Baptist was struck by lightning mid-day and suffered steeple and roof damage, according to al.com. (continued…) Read the full article from The Alabama Baptist newspaper – https://www.thealabamabaptist.org/churches-damaged-in-easter-storms/
Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), announced today (March 26) that Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) is donating 2,000 N95 masks to local law enforcement agencies and hospitals in the state. “We are using current supplies to meet specific requests,” Lance wrote in a tweet. Mark Wakefield, SBOM disaster relief strategist, said the majority of masks — 1,600 total — were given to two hospitals, Southeast Alabama Medical
After being trained by Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief officials earlier this year, I donned my yellow shirt and yellow hat for the first time Nov. 3–4 in Adamsville, Tennessee. The area had sustained 75–100 mph winds from Tropical Storm Olga the previous weekend leaving portions of the town a war zone and I joined a group to serve along with the Alabama mass feeding team. Operating out of the church kitchen of First Baptist Church,