Nearly two weeks after wildfires broke out in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief teams have wrapped up efforts in the area.
According to LBDR strategist Stan Statham, teams prepared more than 5,500 meals, distributed 50 evangelistic tracts, had 27 gospel conversations and saw one individual come to faith in Christ between Aug. 23–Sept. 2.
“This DR deployment demonstrated the true spirit of the Cooperative Program,” Statham told The Baptist Message. “Local churches, the Beauregard Baptist Association and the [Louisiana Baptist Convention] joined together to meet the needs of evacuees and first responders.
“Our first meal was served just four hours after we received the request for help,” Statham said.
According to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, crews are battling fires in four areas: Tiger Island, Highway 113 near Oakdale, Lions Camp Road and Elizabeth.
A statewide burn ban remains in place.
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EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was written by staff and originally published by Baptist Message.