Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Florida Baptists offer assistance to Missouri

Florida Baptists offer assistance to Missouri, send funds to help in recovery

By Barbara Denman
May 25, 2011

In Joplin, Ron Crow, a Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief leader, surveys remnants of the destroyed home of another Missouri DR leader, Gary Hunley. Hunley and his wife survived the May 22 tornado without injury. Photo by Brian Koonce/The Pathway. JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is coordinating the response after a deadly EF 5 tornado devastated Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, according to Fritz Wilson, director of the Florida Baptist Convention Disaster Relief and Recovery Department.

“We have offered assistance but most likely disaster relief units from Oklahoma and Texas Baptist conventions will be activated because they are the closest,” said Wilson on May 24.

However, Wilson noted on May 25, those original plans may change as the damage is assessed after a string of tornados crossed Oklahoma and other locations in the Midwest on Tuesday.

John Sullivan, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, has sent $5,000 in funds to the Missouri Baptist Convention to assist the state convention’s disaster relief efforts.

Florida Baptist churches and individuals who want to give to help the Missouri Convention’s disaster relief efforts can send checks to the Florida Baptist disaster relief designated for Missouri tornado relief. The Florida Convention will then send it on to Missouri. Make check payable to the Florida Baptist Convention and send to Disaster Relief Department, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL, 32207. Donations can also be made electronically at

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"I Do What I Want" (An ICU Bedtime Story)

Once upon a time in the land of ICU there were a set of laws established. They stated that no one under the age of 14 should be allowed in the waiting or patient districts of ICU. However, the people sinned verily and brought children from baseball whose shoes dirtied the floor and others whose screams rent the peace and calm. The denizens of ICU are temporary residents and value peace and calm but the twin evils of "political correctness" and "unwarranted entitlement" inhibited the legal resident's ability to punish the transgressors. We can only look forward to the future land of Private Room to ease our suffering.

-A Joint Authorship by PKs.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Offering

The annual Mother’s Day Offering is the single most important day of giving for the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. Your support will make a difference in the lives and eternities of thousands of orphaned and disadvantaged children that are served every year in the name of Jesus.

As we come to church this Lord's Day to recognizes our Mother's for what they have done in our lives lets not forget the children who don't have a mother at this time. Give a to the Florida Baptist Children's Home Mother's Day Offering and see a smile come upon a child in need.