While most students think of spring break as an opportunity to hit the beach, Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) students can be found on the front lines of crisis providing ministry and relief for communities experiencing disaster.
Sixteen students from the University of Alabama in Huntsville led by campus minister Edwin Hocutt assisted with the disaster relief (DR) efforts in Monroe, Louisiana, the week of March 20 where Alabama Baptist resources and teams are working alongside other state conventions to provide mud-out ministry for area residents. Included in the resources from Alabama at press time is a shower unit, a laundry unit and two chaplain teams.
University of Alabama (UA) students also recently spent their spring break in Michigan assisting ongoing flood recovery efforts. Led by campus minister Nate Young, the UA students partnered with other BCM teams from across the country for rebuilding efforts and a continued evangelistic witness. Three mass feeding teams from Alabama were deployed to Michigan to provide meals and housing support for BCM student teams throughout March, reported Mel Johnson, DR strategist for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. (continued…)
– Read the full story from The Alabama Baptist Newspaper at: http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=35492#sthash.URZmClBw.dpuf