Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief teams arrived in South Carolina Sunday to assist in recovery efforts after record rainfall caused widespread flooding and at least 19 deaths.
Most church members have been significantly impacted by a pastor who will spend most of his ministry in obscurity.
With dams continuing to fail in South Carolina Oct. 7, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders gathered by conference call to plan a multi-state long-term response, including Kentucky DR volunteers, to historic flooding that has overwhelmed the state.
I am asked from time to time, "What is the greatest need at Crossings for the future?" Well, that is a loaded question for sure, and one that can have numerous legitimate answers. To simplify my response, I must say the answer can be summarized in two simple statements.
David Melber was approved as senior vice president of Send Relief by North American Mission Board trustees at their Oct. 7 meeting in Salt Lake City. NAMB's trustees also approved funding for the new ministry area.
Trustees of the North American Mission Board have approved the establishment of Send Relief—a new compassion ministry to offer Southern Baptists opportunities to meet physical needs and serve underprivileged communities, and they appointed a Kentuckian to lead it.
Mark Shelton, of Burkesville, will be nominated as president of the Kentucky Baptist Pastors' Conference Nov. 9 in Elizabethtown, immediately prior to the Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
As International Mission Board personnel who are eligible for the organization's voluntary retirement incentive prayerfully consider God's leading, Woman's Missionary Union leaders are calling for more intense prayer and support for Southern Baptist missionaries.