Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Indiana Disaster Relief

During the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting last week in Indianapolis, one messenger to the Convention, impacted by the sight of destruction across Indiana caused by flooding that many of us had seen while traveling to the Convention- and by the knowledge that President Bush had declared almost three dozen counties federal disaster areas due to flooding- offered a motion that an offering be taken up at the Convention annual meeting in order to help flood victims. As no mechanism was in place at the meeting to collect, account for, and distribute such funds, messengers were instead asked to donate disaster relief through the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, and led in giving through the State Convention by SBC President Frank Page. Donations to help with disaster relief in Indiana can be sent to the following address [found on THIS WEBPAGE]:

Indiana Disaster Relief
State Convention of Baptists in Indiana
900 N High School Road
Indianapolis, IN. 46214

Many readers of this blog may think, "Well, I don't have much money right now, so I cannot afford to give." I want to encourage you- my wife and I do not have much money either. A couple of weeks ago, my lunch was a ham sandwich on only one slice of bread, because that's all we had in the house and we were out of grocery money (we did get paychecks the next day and were able to buy more groceries, but the budget was tight). Yet today I am sending a check for $25 to help with this disaster relief. I write this, not out of a desire for any kind of sympathy, and in spite of an aversion to telling about our giving, but it is my hope that others reading this will sincerely pray about what God may have you to give to this cause and to give sacrificially.



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