Tennessee teams have completed 175 jobs and teams are finishing up another 11 demolitions, said Wes Jones, disaster relief specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
“Going from working tornados in Ohio to helping folks in Kentucky recover from massive flooding, Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have done an incredible job of serving Kentuckians and sharing Christ,” he said.
In addition to helping with flood recovery, Tennessee teams presented the gospel as they worked. “We praise God most of all that in the midst of tragedy, we were blessed to see 21 people enter the kingdom of God through trusting Christ as Savior,” Jones said.
Jones expressed gratitude for the volunteers and the hard work they accomplished.
“I am grateful for the faithfulness of Tennessee Baptist churches and their support that enabled our volunteers to bring help, hope and healing to those they served,” he said.
Jones also noted that Tennessee Baptists also provided more than 40 truckloads of supplies to those in need following the flooding.
The Tennessee Baptist DR leader also expressed appreciation to Pastor Brent Smith and Montgomery Baptist Church for allowing teams to work from their church for six weeks.
“When DR teams come in, it can be an inconvenience for the host church,” he said. “We appreciate the church for their patience, love and willingness to assist in any way they could.”
Jones called for Tennessee Baptists to keep praying for residents in Kentucky as they continue to recover from the flooding. B&R