LEXINGTON, S.C. (BP) – Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin temporarily cut off access to First Baptist Church and flooded the homes of church members in the surrounding low country, but associate pastor Harry Adkins remains thankful.
Adkins, who is also the church's worship leader in Kingstree, S.C., thanks God for protection amid the flooding that has killed at least 17 in the Carolinas since the storm sent two days of heavy downpours and flooded the Black River.
"I'm thankful that especially in our area, even in the midst of all the flooding, there was no loss of life," Adkins told Baptist Press. "In the midst of the flooding, we're cleaning up and we're beginning to restore and rebuild.
"And people have not lost hope," he noted. "We're firm in our faith. God has provided before and He will provide again."