By Richard Nations
Ruidoso, New Mexico — A 90 MPH windstorm on April 12 knocked over a power pole in the mountainous country of southern New Mexico. That sparked a wildfire which destroyed or damaged over 207 homes.
Missouri Baptist DR volunteers responded along with several other states to send volunteers to do fire recovery work. They sifted and removed the debris and ashes, leaving behind a clean home site. Homeowners can then move forward with getting their home rebuilt with a cleared out site.
Tom Malott, of First Baptist, Doniphan, led a team of six volunteers from several locations in Missouri. He said it was hot and frustrating work, sometimes encountering smoldering embers in the ashes. But he said the most important part of it was the ministry opportunities they had with the homeowners and in the gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores in the community.
They were able to share “hope, help and healing” as they shared the love of Christ to disaster survivors and community members.
DR ministry offers an opportunity to share Christ, build leaders and make disciples. Would you consider joining a MBC DR team. Learn more at www.modr.org.