Florida Baptists respond as firestorm sweeps state

STARKE (FBW)—Responding to raging wildfires Florida Baptists in the past weeks have opened their doors to fire suppression crews and residents of their communities, providing shelter, food, and staging facilities.

‘Pray for Rain’ May 27 Florida churches urged

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—In the midst of a historic drought, Florida Baptist Convention leadership is calling on more than 2,700 churches and missions throughout the state to set aside Sunday, May 27, as a “Day of Prayer for Rain.”

Remembering Who sends the rain

It’s impossible not to notice Florida’s drought conditions and the wildfires which have been ignited by the dearth of rain in our state, but I got a personal, up-close experience about the magnitude and urgency of the matter this past weekend while traveling to a preaching engagement at the vibrant fellowship at First Baptist Church in Esto in Holmes County.

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief monitoring, encouraging churches

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Local churches are uniquely poised to respond in times like these when fires are ravaging the state, according to Fritz Wilson, director of Florida Baptist Convention Disaster Relief and Recovery.