Episode 428

Send Relief Responding to Hurricane Idalia, ARITF Begins Vetting Process & Praying Through Grief

Sep 1, 2023

Now that Hurricane Idalia has moved off into the Atlantic, Disaster Relief workers are assessing how they can help. Names and background information for potential inclusion at sbcabuseprevention.com are currently being processed, according to the group assigned to created a database for Southern Baptist churches. And, Kie Bowman says grief can be a way God does significant work in the human heart.

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Now that Hurricane Idalia has moved off into the Atlantic, Disaster Relief workers are assessing how they can help. The category 3 storm left hundreds of thousands of people without power, downing trees and generating flash floods in its wake.

So far, officials have cited the storm as the cause of death for three victims, two in Florida and one in Georgia.

Multiple state Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams have geared up to respond to those in need following Hurricane Idalia, according to Send Relief. They’ll be responding with emergency meals, bottled water, mold remediation, protective personal equipment and other emergency supplies to support the response in Florida and South Georgia.

Learn how you can help at SendRelief.org.
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Names and background information for potential inclusion at sbcabuseprevention.com are currently being processed, according to the group assigned to created a database for Southern Baptist churches.

The Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF) held an in-person meeting earlier this week in Dallas.

They are working to begin adding names to the online database at sbcabuseprevention.com and continue to uploaded resources for churches to prevent sexual abuse and respond to it when it is discovered.
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Kie Bowman says grief can be a way God does significant work in the human heart. In a the Baptist Press Toolbox, he explains why it’s important to pray and seek the Lord’s help and guidance in grief.

He writes, “Near my house, a piece of heavy equipment is digging a massive trench for new construction. Grief does to our inner world what that equipment does to earth. Grief excavates us. Grief exposes us to the realization that all our tomorrows will be different than all our yesterdays. But we can pray and like David; we can testify about our loved ones already in heaven “…I shall go to him, but he will not return to me” (2 Samuel 12:23). There is hope of resurrection and reunion; and, in prayer, we live with the certainty that “we will see them again.”

You can read the full piece and learn more about our daily emails at Baptist Press.com.

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