Churches, pastors seek help in recovery from Hurricane Ida

Louisiana Baptist Convention leaders are asking their larger Southern Baptist family to pray for and partner with congregations who have been devastated by Hurricane Ida. The storm wreaked havoc in New Orleans, but also caused severe damage in Houma, Thibodaux, Cut Off, South Lafourche, Larose, Laplace and many more small communities. Just among Louisiana Baptists, […]

Ida relief cooperation among states ‘a partnership in the gospel’

With more than 423,000 south Louisianians still in the dark nine days after Hurricane Ida’s landfall, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams were working hard to repair homes, serve food and share Christ’s love in the region. Through Sept. 6, 14 sites were hosting teams from 13 states. They had prepared 147,517 meals, served 4,790 meals, […]

Delta adds ‘gut punch’ six weeks after Hurricane Laura

Louisiana received a “gut punch” Oct. 9, as the second hurricane in six weeks made landfall in the state. The eye of Hurricane Delta crashed ashore at 5 p.m. as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph in Creole, nearly 13 miles east of Cameron, where Laura made landfall as a […]

Baton Rouge shooting stirs nearby churches

Though heartbroken from Sunday’s deadly attack on Baton Rouge law enforcement officers, the community has hope for the future through Christ, said the pastor of a church mere feet away from a police barricade of the incident, which left three law enforcement personnel dead and three others wounded. “In the midst of our sorrow there […]