JEFFERSON CITY – Nov. 2 has been designated a “Thank You Sunday” for Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers.
“This is a day set aside by the North American Mission Board to show support to the thousands of Disaster Relief volunteers across Missouri that pray, give and go anywhere, anytime, anyhow to spread the love of Jesus in the harshest of times,” said Dwain Carter, director of DR for the Missouri Baptist Convention. “These volunteers don’t do what they do for any glory or fame, but for the pure love that they have for the Lord and to tell others of His great love. There is no way to repay or compensate these volunteers, so just a simple thanks and a nod of support would be great.”
It has been a busy 2013 so far for Missouri Baptists’ “yellow hats.” Eleven different teams of more than 100 people responded on 14 callouts, four of which have been out-of-state in Illinois, Oklahoma, New York and – most recently – Colorado. In Missouri alone, DR has worked in Hazelwood, Clarksville, Hannibal, St. Charles, North Kansas City, St. Joseph, Ava, Carthage, Waynesville and Jefferson City.