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DR workers seeing salvation decisions amid NE relief efforts

DR workers seeing salvation decisions amid NB relief efforts - Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma 1

Larry Gore removing paneling (Edmond, Waterloo Road)
Photos: David Crowell

BELLEVUE, Neb.—In the wake of flooding that displaced an estimated 250,000 people in the areas of the Midwest, Southern Baptists have stepped forth to provide hope and help amid disaster.

According to Don Williams, state disaster relief director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, dozens of Oklahoma Baptist volunteers have been participating in recovery efforts south of Omaha, Neb., Life Springs Church.

Relief efforts including incident management, assessors, chaplains, feeding, shower, laundry and mudout teams, Oklahoma Baptist DR volunteers have been working to help provide help to many who have lost homes.

Just this week, Oklahoma Baptist volunteers were able to share with several storm victims about the Eternal home offered in Jesus Christ.

“Oklahoma Baptists were used by the Lord to see five people pray to receive Christ,” Williams said. “In one instance, a chaplain/assessor team was canvassing a neighborhood, stopped to talk to a restoration contractor in his truck waiting for a homeowner. The chaplain share the Gospel and the man prayed to receive Christ.

“We have such an awesome group of Oklahoma Baptist volunteers, and it’s our joy to serve those in need in the Name of the Lord,” he added.

According to Williams, Oklahoma Baptists have already received 58 requests for help, with more arriving daily.

For updates about Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, visit www.okdisasterhelp.org.

Brian Hobbs

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Brian is editor of The Baptist Messenger.

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