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Oregon Baptist churches forming partnerships in Louisiana

February 7, 2009

American Baptist Churches of Oregon,

The American Baptist Churches of Oregon have initiated a partnership with Baptist Builders to help provide hope and relief for those whose lives were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. “It is as though they have been forgotten,” a recent commentator on Louisiana said. “When it first happened there was a lot of concern, a lot of help. Now they seem to have amnesia. Americans have moved on.” Though months have now passed, little has been done to restore homes and churches in much of the area destroyed by Katrina.

Through our partnership with Baptist Builders (visit American Baptist Churches in Oregon will be connected with several churches in Louisiana. Through these partnerships, ABCO churches will be able to begin providing immediate aid to our sister churches in the areas of prayer support, financial assistance and mission teams.

“We are encouraging every ABCO church to get involved in some way,” says Chris Roush, Minister of Mission for the American Baptist Churches of Oregon. “There is a place for all of us to help – from prayer support to helping a member of your congregation join one of our clean up teams. There is just so much to be done, and we can all pull together to be the hands of Christ for one of our sister churches in the south.”

For more information on forming a Katrina prayer team, or about joining our ABCO Katrina partnership of churches, email Chris at or call the ABCO office at 503.228.8394. A mission work team is currently forming to head to the Katrina area in connection with Baptist Builders. We are in special need of a team coordinator, and are still looking for additional volunteers who would be be interested in joining the trip.

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Davis Juma November 25, 2009

Thanks for good work. May you please patiner with samia baptist churhes to cary out evangelism and the ministry of God as nwhole.

Yours in His service
pastor Davis Juma, pesident of baptist fellowship of samia in western kenya

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