September 6th, 2011 at 5:07 pm
Wildfires in Central Texas have destroyed more than 1,000 homes, affecting the lives of a multitude of people. Texas Baptists churches are attempting to reach out to those affected by the fires and help however possible. A Texas Baptist Men feeding unit is preparing 5,000 meals for roughly 1,000 firefighters combating the blaze.
Texas Baptists Congregational Strategists Richard Mangum and Fred Ater are in touch with churches, directors of missions and church members in the Central Texas area. So far no churches have been destroyed. Primera Iglesia Bautista in Bastrop is housing 10 families and serving as a distribution center for those affected in the file. Texas Baptist Disaster Response Specialist Marla Bearden is in the area this week to discover needs.
Funds are needed to help Texas Baptists minister to those fighting the fires and those affected by the fires. To aid the effort, visit www.texasbaptists.org/give and click on Disaster Response.
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals as well as other duties at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Bastrop, which is housing 10 families and feeding 50-75 people each day.