SBTC DR team heading to New York

SBTC Disaster Relief volunteers were arriving in New York City on Nov. 2 for relief work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

A team of 30 people, including chaplains and units specializing in feeding, cleanup/recovery and shower/laundry services, were activated at the request of the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board.

Disaster Relief Director Jim Richardson said they are expecting a two-week deployment. 
“Our volunteers will be assisting people in their practical needs while sharing the hope of Jesus and encouraging and strengthening the local Baptist churches in their work,” Richardson said.

“It gives us an opportunity to bear witness to Christ’s love in a region where most of the people are unchurched and with positive words of encouragement in the name of Jesus. We pray in the midst of that work we are able to lead many to saving faith.”

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