In response to the Jackson water crisis, supplemental pumps installed at the O. B. Curtis Water Plant and repairs to several existing pumps have resulted in the highest water pressure in several years, according to reports from plant operators.
Above ground tanks are filling or have filled in recent days, The Baptist Record reported, but it still could take time for clean water to flow through the system.
Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief, First Baptist Church Jackson and several of their affiliated ministry partners continue to collaborate in serving the underserved — homebound, elderly, infirm, disabled, etc. — by scheduling personal deliveries to them by Mississippi Baptists.
“We have had several good visits and opportunities to minister to the recipients of the water with both a ministry of presence and ministry of prayer,” the regroup reported. “This opportunity is expected to continue through the coming week.”
Among those who have been served:
— Several apartment complexes that cater to the elderly.
— A large pre-Kindergarten/daycare facility.
— Members of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services.
— Elderly members of several inner city churches.
— More than 100 individual residents who are homebound.
How to pray, help
Please pray for city and state leaders for wisdom and knowledge to quickly resolve the issues and for others who are being effected. For more information, contact Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 601-292-3334. Or, check with your church, association or state Baptist convention to find out how they are contributing to this or similar relief efforts. To contact your state convention for more information, click here.