By Message Staff
NATCHITOCHES – After eight consecutive days of clearing debris from yards and cleaning out the inside of homes damaged by recent flooding in Natchitoches, students from Northwestern State University’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry have taken a break from disaster relief efforts.
But their work is far from over.
Since last week, 25 students from the BCM have completed jobs at six homes. Once they return from spring break next week, the students will continue their disaster relief efforts after morning classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Most of the homeowners they assisted were Louisiana Baptists, though the students did share the gospel with one homeowner who is not a member of a Baptist church. While the homeowner did not accept Christ, NSU BCM Director Bill Collins said the seeds were planted for a possible conversion one day.
“This was a powerful witness by the student who took the time to slow down and talk with the homeowner,” Collins said. “All of these students displayed compassion and were excited to share their faith in this way.”