Mike was a firefighter in St. Augustine, Florida. After Hurricane Matthew devastated his city, he jumped right in and began helping his neighbor’s clear debris from the neighborhood. He was so busy helping others, he didn’t have time to begin clearing the massive tree damage in his own yard before his shift started. When he got home the next day, he was shocked to discover that a crew of Disaster Relief volunteers had cleared his yard while he was at work serving the community.
Another mud-out team was serving in Louisiana following historic flooding in that area. The team was assigned to work on the house of a church member who was a widow. She was handling everything the best she could, but being displaced from her home was difficult. Work crews were humbled to learn that her late husband had been a Disaster Relief volunteer, too. He had spent many hours doing exactly what they were doing, and now the kindness was returned in caring for his widow.
“When people who are normally helpers find themselves needing help, God always provides,” said State Missionary Mark Wakefield. “It is amazing to see how He takes care of every need.”
Through your prayers during this week and your faithful giving to the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering, you are helping Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief make a tremendous difference!
- PRAY FOR Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers who tirelessly give of themselves in order to help others. Pray that God will continue to protect our state from massive disasters.
- PRAY FOR firefighter Mike in St. Augustine, a self-proclaimed atheist. Pray that the kindness shown to him by this team of volunteers will cause him to reconsider the truth of the Gospel and the love of Christ.
- PRAY FOR the Disaster Relief team at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions as they coordinate response and recovery efforts, train volunteers and oversee deployments following a crisis.