9-1 Update [Hurricane Laura]

UPDATE

Hurricane Laura caused significant damage across Louisiana, and Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams have been called to work in one of the hardest-hit locations: Lake Charles.

With the extensive damage to that region, ABSC DR leaders anticipate being in Louisiana for a few months and hope that recovery volunteers will be available to respond on more than one occasion. Recovery Unit team leaders across the state are being asked to assemble teams to respond to the devastation. 

SERVE

DR units from around Arkansas are mobilizing, with feeding and communications units already in place and serving. Recovery Units are assembling and preparing to depart for Lake Charles.

In addition to serving directly on the ground in Lake Charles, Arkansas Baptist DR has been asked to run the unified command effort for the recovery. Facilities at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention office in Little Rock will be utilized for the operation. 

PRAY

Pray for DR leadership as they assess and make assignments for the recovery.

Pray for those who have sustained damage.

Pray for volunteers currently serving and those who will be serving soon. 

Pray for the volunteers who will be making their way to Lake Charles. In fact, these prayers have already been answered. As a team from First Baptist Church Ozark was making its way to Louisiana, they were involved in an automobile accident. Thankfully, no one sustained serious injury. Unfortunately, their van and the shower/laundry trailer were a total loss. Thank you for your continued prayers! 

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