By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
Tennessee Baptists have every reason to be proud. Our disaster relief teams have once again responded to show God’s love to a hurting community — and this time it was in their own back yard.
Many Tennessee volunteers did not have to travel as far, but Tennessee Baptists from all over the state trekked to Waverly and other parts of Humphreys County to respond to people devastated by flooding caused by 17 inches of rain in ONE DAY on Saturday, Aug. 21.
The flooding resulted in the death of at least 20 people, according to published reports, and individuals still were missing as of Aug. 30.
The flooding and loss of life and property was devastating to the residents of Waverly, McEwen and other parts of Humphreys County. [Read more…]