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Missouri Baptists send additional funding for Harvey recovery

June 19th, 2018 / By: Texan Staff / comments

Missouri Baptists send additional funding for Harvey recovery

John Yeats (right), Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Director, presented a check for $60,000 for the continued recovery of victims of Hurricane Harvey to SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

DALLAS--The Missouri Baptist Convention has contributed another $60,000 for the continued recovery of victims of Hurricane Harvey. Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Director John Yeats delivered the check to Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Executive Director Jim Richards while attending the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, June 12.

“Missouri Baptists are generous people because first, our Lord is generous with his grace toward us,” Yeats said. “Even before Hurricane Harvey blew ashore, Missouri Baptists were checking on our Texas Baptist friends and began sending offerings through our convention offices to help the victims.

MBC sent an earlier check for $275,000 for victim relief through the processes developed and managed through SBTC. “Missouri Baptists under the leadership of Dr. John Yeats continues to help Texas rebound,” Richards said. “We are eternally grateful for their generosity.”

He added that state conventions across the nation sent volunteers to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. “Churches through their state conventions sent literally millions of dollars to aid in the work of relief and rebuild,” referencing the more than $2.6 million given.

Yeats said Missouri Baptists “learned through the storms that have ravaged our landscape, the best way to help is with our hands and with our dollars. If we cannot go then we help with our dollars through our state Disaster Relief.”