Texas Baptists set to help tornado victims by “Loving Oklahoma”

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by John Hall — July 29, 2013

Texas Baptists are preparing to help people affected by last Spring’s tornados through “Loving Oklahoma,” five-day concentrated service effort to assist those around Oklahoma City.

Volunteers and teams will be working Aug. 5-10 on projects identified through local long-term disaster recovery officials. The ministry will vary from cleaning up debris to working distribution centers to light construction.

The mission opportunity is made possible by Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery, through a partnership with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Response. Officials aim to bring aid, encouragement and the hope of Christ to tornado survivors.

Marla Bearden, Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery specialist, said the recovery process after the storms continues. People are still seeking answers as well as assistance. Texas Baptists can help people in both areas.

“Where people are in pain, God’s wants His people,” she said. “As Christ followers, we are called to voices of encouragement and hearts that help. This Aug. 5-10, join us as we seek to be the hands and feet of Christ in Oklahoma.”

For more information, including how to register, click here.

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