JEFFERSON CITY – More than 30 Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers departed Oct. 11 for the East Coast to bring help, hope and healing to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Red Cross officials have asked Southern Baptists to prepare up to 300,000 meals each day, a task Missouri Baptist Convention executive director John Yeats called “a huge challenge and a great gospel/missional opportunity.”
“Please pray for our volunteers and for the victims of the hurricane, many of whom need to hear the gospel,” Yeats wrote in an email to Missouri Baptist leaders.
“Equally important, I urge you to give generously to the disaster relief effort,” either at www.mobaptist.org/dr or via a check made out to the MBC designated for disaster relief, Yeats said. A third option is a new text-to-give feature, where you may donate from your smartphone or other mobile device. Just text “Give” to 573-433-8286 and follow the prompts.
“This threatens to be a monster storm that will cause widespread devastation,” Yeats said. “Please pray, go if you’re able, and give generously to the work of Missouri Baptists as they minister to victims along the eastern seaboard.”