By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are a special breed of people.
They love the Lord with all their hearts and souls, and they love people enough to do “the dirty work” that most people would run from.
I spent time this week with Tennessee volunteers who were serving out of First Baptist Church in Manning, S.C. Teams did flood recovery or, “mudouts,” for people whose homes were devastated by historic flooding in the Palmetto State earlier this month.
In the area around Manning, located about 60 miles from the state capitol in Columbia, residents received about 24 inches of rain in a three-day period. Needless to say, numerous people experienced unprecedented flooding, especially those who lived closer to a river, pond, or swamp. [Read more…]