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By Norm Miller, Louisiana College communications ALEXANDRIA –More than 250 freshmen from Louisiana College completed their Wildcats Welcome Week by assisting the Food Bank of Central Louisiana, Aug. 20. Students packed boxes for the Adopt-a-Senior Program that provides 50 pounds of food a month for senior citizens. Others put food in backpacks for public school […]
ALEXANDRIA – Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church celebrated its last service Aug. 21 in the recently renewed and updated facilities — in anticipation of re-launching as a revitalized congregation Sept. 18. “This was our final service as ‘Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church’ and we treated it as a homecoming,” said Robert Daniel, interim pastor and director of […]
My Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS public relations BATON ROUGE, La. — For Southern Baptist chaplains serving with the Louisiana National Guard, the historic August flooding that widely impacted the state was different from anything they had seen before and at the same time, all too familiar. Brigade Chaplain Page Brooks, of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat […]
By David Roach, Baptist Press ASHLAND, Ky. (BP) – Although a federal judge has dismissed three lawsuits against Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the religious liberty of officials in other states continues to face legal challenges. Federal judge David Bunning, who jailed Davis for five […]
By Doug Parkin JACKSON, Miss. (BP) — The magnitude of the property damage in Louisiana’s flooding disaster is incredible. The magnitude of the emotional damage is incalculable. And for disaster relief volunteers, it is hard to describe the emotions of walking into a home and, after performing necessary demolition of flood-damaged flooring and walls, leaving […]
By Carmen K. Sisson, North American Mission Board freelance writer BATON ROUGE (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continue flood recovery efforts across south Louisiana, coping with intermittent rain as they tear out insulation, sweep mud from houses and carry buckets of sodden clothing to curbs. Few areas were left unscathed last week when nearly […]
By Barry McCarty, Christian Examiner FORT WORTH, Texas (Christian Examiner) — A lot of you are confusing the “consent of the governed,” which is what happens in a political election, with some sort of absolute moral affirmation of everything the candidate you vote for has ever said or done. Your vote does nothing of the sort. […]
By Gregory Tomlin, Christian Examiner WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Christian Examiner) – A U.S. district judge in Texas has issued a preliminary nationwide injunction on the implementation of federal guidelines that squeeze transgender rights into the Civil Rights Act and mandate transgenders’ access to the bathroom and locker room of their choice in public schools. On Sunday, […]
PRIORITY ITEMS NEEDED IN FLOOED AREAS. ANY OF THESE ITEMS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED BY FLOOD VICTIMS. Food Items: Water Bread Peanut butter and jelly Canned foods that can be eaten cold from can Breakfast Cereal Oatmeal and/or Grits Coffee Ladie’s Products: Maxi pads Deodorant Underwear Bras T-shirts (white if possible) Socks Hair brushes Towels /Wash […]
By Philip Timothy, Managing Editor COVINGTON – The decision does not come easily for Johnny Huffman of Fairhaven Ministry. But after seeing the misery and suffering caused by the recent flooding, he will not be sending a Christmas shipping container to Romania for the first time “in 15 years or 16 years.” “I, with the […]
By Marilyn Stewart, Regional Reporter EAST BATON ROUGE — Mary Cupit, 81, awoke to banging on her bedroom window in East Baton Rouge during the early hours of Aug. 14 as the new neighbor next door, Chad Tyrone, 24, knocked frantically to warn her about the rising water. By the time Mary roused her caregiver—her […]
By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer PONCHATOULA — The sun was setting and Rachel Knaps had only one thought after working all day on her home that had flooded just days earlier. “What the heck am I gonna eat? I don’t even want to eat,” she said. Moments later, Knaps received an answer to prayer […]
By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer CENTRAL — God’s people can be used to bring about hope to the community and experience revival, Tony Perkins said during a morning worship service at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Baton Rouge Sunday morning. Perkins, interim pastor with the Greenwell Springs congregation and president of the Washington, D.C.-based […]
Leading up to a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the printing of the Bible in the Belarusian language in 2017, Andrew and Inna Ryzhkov participated in a recent ceremony at the Library of Congress to donate a facsimile edition of the Bible. The couple on Aug. 11 met with Raman Matulski, the Director of […]
Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has published a scathing open letter criticizing Pres. Obama for his absence from flood-ravaged Louisiana, especially for vacationing all the while in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. A beloved Southern Baptist pastor and former Arkansas governor, Huckabee shamed the president for his “hustle and bustle of golf, having ice cream and […]
The Woman’s Missionary Union of Homewood Baptist Church in Alexandria provided purses filled with personal hygiene items to the ladies of Hope House in the city Aug. 18. The ladies also took snacks for the children residing at the facility.
By Sara Horn For those of you not living in Southeast Louisiana, this past weekend was probably very different than ours. You probably watched a little of the Olympics, got ready for a new school year, or enjoyed one last summer trip or cookout. Things didn’t happen that way here. Last Thursday night, a week […]
By Lane Corley What an incredible week in Louisiana! Flash floods, roof top rescues, shelters, gutted homes, & now months of recovery efforts ahead of us. I ended last week thinking that I was going into a couple of weeks of heavy promotion for our Multiply Louisiana Conference & I’d keep pushing toward 40 church […]
By Steve Horn About this time last week is when we began to know that this week was going to be one like we have never seen. Though my personal home was spared, we are hurting for so many friends scattered across South Louisiana who have suffered devastating loss. We have had a variety of […]
By Philip Timothy, Message Managing Editor BATON ROUGE — An impromptu visit by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Aug.19 has succeeded in getting south Louisiana — stricken by catastrophic flooding — some national attention. Trump and Pence came to Baton Rouge to survey damage, visit with flood […]
Volunteers unload supplies from Tennesse at Fairhaven Ministry so they can be distributed to flood victims
Volunteers unload supplies from Tennesse at Fairhaven Ministry so they can be distributed to flood victims.
Fairhaven Ministry delivers supplies to Christ Community Church in Denham Springs.
Clean up at Amite Baptist Church in Denham Springs is a common scene throughout south Louisiana.
A group from Morgan City cooks at Hebron Baptist Church in Denham Springs.
The Istrouma Bucket Brigade gets to work, filling them up with supplies for those impacted by the recent flooding in the area.
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