May 2nd, 2011 at 10:30 pm
DALLAS – Texas Baptist Men is sending six disaster relief teams to serve in the wake of devastating tornados there.
Five chainsaw teams and a shower unit have either arrived in Alabama, are leaving today or will be soon. The chainsaw teams are coming from LakePointe Church in Rockwall, First Baptist Church in San Antonio, First Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Campground Baptist Church in Woodville and the Harmony-Pittsburg Baptist Association. The active shower unit is from Hill Country Baptist Association.
The relief teams will work out of Tuscaloosa and Coleman. TBM is working conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board and Alabama Baptist Men.
“Texas Baptist Men is responding right now to help the victims of the devastating tornado in Tuscaloosa,” said TBM Associate Executive Director Mickey Lenamon. “We expect to be in the Alabama area for many weeks to come. Please be in prayer for our volunteers for their safety and that they can be the presence of Christ to these hurting people.”
TBM’s disaster relief efforts rely on designated gifts to finance the ministry. To support TBM disaster relief ministry, visit www.texasbaptistmen.org.
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