“Help, Hope and Healing” is the motto for the SBC Disaster Relief ministry.  Under the leadership of Artie Horn, Joe Dayringer, David Davis, Doug Hager and others, our associational Disaster Relief team is made up of a great group of volunteers with a servant’s heart who have faithfully gone out to show and share the love of Jesus both locally and nationally.  This Saturday, September 18, a chainsaw team will be headed south to Mandeville, Louisiana to help property owners affected by Hurricane Ida. Please join me in prayer as they travel and work in difficult circumstances to help these people, and that God would use their service to make the gospel known in this area.  Other ways you can help is by donating to the cause, and you can do so online at:  

https://mobaptist.org/disaster-relief-donation/  

Also, you can be trained in Disaster Relief in order to be prepared to go and serve yourself.  There is a DR training coming soon in our area you can take advantage of.  It is October 8-9 at FBC Blue Springs, MO.  It is a Friday evening and Saturday training event.  The cost is $40 for first time trainees.  There are several types of teams to train for (chainsaw, mass feeding, childcare, mud out, etc.) and you can get more information and register online at: 

https://mobaptist.org/dr/dr-training/  

 I am so thankful for our volunteers and the work they have done and will do.  May the Lord truly provide help, hope and healing as they go and serve people in need. – Dr. Gary Mathes