LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) hosted region three disaster relief directors and their associates at a disaster relief conference April 20-21, during which they discussed current issues, policy and procedures affecting the ministry.
“This is the second time we have hosted the Region Three Directors’ Conference. At the last meeting, all the directors were very impressed with our ABSC facilities and wanted to return,” said Randy Garrett, ABSC disaster relief director.
Southern Baptist disaster relief is organized into regions. Arkansas falls into region three with Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and Texas Baptist Men. Region three is represented by Terry Henderson, disaster relief director of Texas Baptist Men.
Garrett said region three works together to strive to continue to be a pace-setter in the fast-paced disaster relief community.
“When disaster strikes, region three is often on the forefront with our incident management team being first to respond,” Garrett said.
He explained that honoring the Lord through ministering to hurting people is the heart of disaster relief. He said when life gets really hard, Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers bring “help, healing and hope.”