by Gerald Davis — June 26, 2014
On Sunday, June 22, 75 pairs of hands and feet descended upon Eagle Pass, Texas to tackle 16 projects representing families recovering from the June 2013 flooding.
Eager and willing volunteers from Lawn Baptist Church (Abilene), First Baptist Church Pasadena and Oak Ridge Baptist Church – Grace House Ministry (Corpus Christi) responded to the call and are here. Outstanding work is being done in repairing roofs, hanging sheet-rock, painting, mud/muck-out, Vacation Bible School, and more as they are being the presence of Christ across Eagle Pass. Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery is partnering with Iglesia Bautista Peniel Church, Felipe Garcia, Pastor and the Mission of Border of Hope who is managing the recovery response to the flooding that damaged hundred of homes in Eagle Pass and across the border in Piedras Negras over a year ago.
As recent as last Friday another torrential rain fall brought flooding to the recovering area causing additional damage. Texas Baptist Men has been called-out to the area and fortunately the Oak Ridge Church’s mud/muck-out trailer and team was already in Eagle Pass for the Loving Eagle Pass week. Three homes have been identified to be mud/mucked-out. The TBM team is delighted to be right where God needed them.
Join us in praying for this week of ministry and continue to pray for families and communities across Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras as individuals struggle to rebuild their homes, lives and communities. The work will not be complete when we leave on Friday. The need for volunteers and support remains and Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery will remain committed to this area until God’s Shalom comes to Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras.
If you are interested in being a part of what God is doing in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras go to the Texas Baptist Recovery web site and click on the “Go” or “Connect” button. Complete the form and TBDR will respond to you. You can also join the Shalom Builders Network which will be involved in ongoing construction projects in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until November 30, 2014 and beyond. Volunteers are welcome on any of the designated weekends. You can also contact Gerald Davis at (214) 828-5392 or email him at Gerald Davis@texasbaptists.org. Thanks for your prayers and support.
Yours in Christ,
Gerald L. Davis, Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery and Development Specialist