Almost 30 years ago, kids at First Baptist Church at The Fields in Carrollton began riding their bikes in laps around the church once a year to raise money for missions through Texas Baptist Men.
Even in a place surrounded by water, clean drinking water can be hard to acquire.
“TBM volunteers are seeking to share God’s love in these difficult situations by meeting needs and offering encouragement."
“The pain is deep. This tragedy will leave a lasting imprint on people of all ages.”
“What we’re seeing is a movement of love and generosity across this nation."
“I believe moments like that on these kinds of trips are most memorable.”
“When we give the items to the families, it reminds them that not all is lost. It encourages them. It reminds them that people care about them. It helps them push forward.”
Today, the first TBM Disaster Relief unit, a mobile freezer full of food, will head to Murray, Kentucky, to serve after the tornado. Volunteers will cook the food, and the freezer will be used by other states to store food that they will prepare.
“Through all the devastation, it’s just amazing to see God work,”
"Texas Baptists are always proud of the ready response of our partners at TBM."