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DR volunteers: “It’s a heart thing”

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Meeting emergency needs after a hurricane requires a host of committed, equipped volunteers serving in many roles—mass feeding, clean-up and recovery, emergency response, temporary child care, emotional and spiritual care, administrative support and logistical support. At

Dedicated DR vols shower love on Matthew survivors

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Returning to her St. Augustine Beach home after evacuating for Hurricane Matthew, Lelia Druzdis found it flooded with two feet of brackish and sewage-contaminated water that had soaked into her furniture, walls and cabinets. “I

New land opens Japanese minds to new life in Christ

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Japanese immigrants setting out to start new lives in south Florida may find more than they were expecting. Some may find new life in Christ. “Starting a new life in a new location makes people’s

Offering undergirds church planter reaching people ‘falling through the cracks’

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Eric Davis and his wife, Marrisa, returned to Wakulla County to plant The Mission in their hometown for “people falling through the cracks--people other churches are not reaching.” It was the last place the 28-year-old

Volunteers deployed to Big Bend area after Hermine strikes state

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Disaster Relief, Disaster Relief, Missions, News, State Mission Offering, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When weather forecasters predicted Hurricane Hermine would bring a tidal surge of about three feet from the Gulf of Mexico’s churning waters, Pastor Alan Ritter thought First Baptist Church of Homosassa would be safe from

Young professional serves Christ through disaster relief

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Disaster Relief, State Mission Offering, Stories|Tags: , |

Micah Roden was beginning a well-deserved vacation from his job as manager of a Jacksonville Beach retail store when he learned Florida Baptists’ disaster relief volunteers were being deployed to flood-ravaged South Carolina in 2015.