Tennessee Baptists find ways to minister in Sevier County
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
SEVIERVILLE — Though homes, businesses, and churches in Sevier County are in ruins, residents of the area know it could have been much worse.
“Had it not rained the night of the fire (Nov. 28), Sevier County would not be here,” said Robert Nichols, director of missions for Sevier County Association of Baptists.
And God did not stop there. Additional rain on Nov. 29-30 quenched the fires that devastated the Gatlinburg area.
As of Dec.1 there were seven confirmed deaths and an estimated 45 people injured. Additionally, numerous people are still unaccounted for. The Tennessee National Guard spent all day Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 searching for victims or survivors. [Read more…]