“In a world in which the church gets a lot of bad press, you count a lot on the other end of the scale for us,” said the head of ABC-USA at a gathering of the NABF Disaster Response Network.
A Baptist pastor said citizens also have to recover emotionally from the April fertilizer plant explosion that rocked West, Texas.
CBF and BGCT disaster response leaders say help is needed for February tornado victims in Hattiesburg, Miss., and for those whose homes were damaged in flooding last week in Austin, Texas.
A new Texas Baptist program called Bounce seeks young adult volunteers for major disaster relief programs next summer, reminding disaster response officials in other organizations just how important youth are after natural and man-made catastrophes.
Texas Baptist chaplains cannot perform same-sex marriages but are otherwise permitted to provide pastoral care “shaped by the Bible and Baptist tradition.”
A Texas Baptist editor says housekeeping changes to convention bylaws could have unintended future consequences for the BGCT Christian Life Commission.
Organizers and participants say the weeklong tornado recovery campaign enables them to be the hands and feet of Christ.
A state senator cited a letter from Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director David Hardage as lawmakers passed stronger restrictions on abortions across the state.
Up to 1,000 volunteers are expected for a week-long event in August targeting five areas near Oklahoma City that were devastated by recent twisters.