Alabama Baptist volunteers serve immediate needs in Louisiana, share gospel along way

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It’s a common scene after a natural disaster — miles-long lines at Walmart and thousands of people walking around with what disaster relief volunteers call “the million miles stare” as survivors search for items to replace the necessities they have lost.

It’s happening in Louisiana, where residents withstood record-shattering rainfall of between 4 and 26 inches in different areas throughout a four-day period in mid-August. More than 15 parishes were affected and at least 13 people were reported dead at press time.

Most of those with “the stare” just need someone to share their story with, according to Mark Wakefield, disaster relief and chaplaincy ministry strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM). (continued…)

Read the full article from the Alabama Baptist newspaper – http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=35911&pricat_art=3

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