Many people are still in desperate need after two Hurricanes made landfall this Fall. Hurricane Florence pounded the Carolinas and shortly thereafter Hurricane Michael slammed into the panhandle of Florida. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams immediately sprang into action with boots on the ground offering help, healing and hope to the families struggling to cope with some of the worst disasters they can remember.

The Scripture teaches us that we are to come to the aid of those who are hurting. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” (II Corinthians 1:3-5, ESV).

In times like this, it sure makes you glad to be a Southern Baptist. This is what we do best, simply because of your giving to the mission and through the Cooperative Program. Because you gave, in October we were able to be on the ground offering encouragement to the Carolinians affected by Hurricane Florence; and because you give, in November we plan to send people to the Panhandle of Florida. Thank God for what you do through Southern Baptist DR. Thank God for all our selfless volunteers. What a way to show a Christ-like Spirit!

Southern Baptist DR volunteers will continue to respond to the cleanup and recovery requests that come in. Each request provides a fresh opportunity to share the gospel to those in need. We will need your help to be able to keep our volunteers serving for the long haul. Would you pray for those affected by these Hurricanes? Would you consider volunteering in DR? Could you give a financial donation to keep our DR volunteers in their work of cleanup and recovery?

If you can help, please contact the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, and we will be glad to give you more information.