Early this morning a group from New Hope Baptist Church's Baptist Builders - who are affiliated with the North Carolina Baptist Men's Disaster Relief team are pulling out to go to Elizabeth City, NC to assist in the clean-up work following the tornadoes that swept through the area on Friday, April 25. The reports say that Beaufort and Pasquotank County had a number of people taken to emergency rooms when the storms passed through around 7:25 p.m. Friday. There were over 200 homes either heavily damaged or destroyed.
Be in prayer for the team as we travel and work over the next few days trying to be the hands, hearts, and feet of Jesus to these people in this time of need. We will be working on Wednesday and Thursday, and will be returning to Laurinburg on Friday. Pray for our safe travel and safety during this clean-up operation. May we be used by God to bring some comfort and the love of Christ to those who are hurting. I will be travelling with the team as a NCBM Chaplain to give spiritual assistance to those who are hurting.
Over the next few days I will attempt to update you on what we have found, what we are doing, and any special prayer requests - as Internet access is available. May God bless us as we serve in this ministry. The Internet connection there is spotty, and may keep me from reporting. Pray that it holds up.