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As monster fires displace tens of thousands of Californians, Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are stymied by changes in response protocols necessitated by COVID-19.

More than 50 trained California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief chaplains have volunteered to staff a prayer line to minister to those quarantined, isolated or discouraged because of the COVID-19 crisis.

On 9/10 — before the terror attacks of 9/11 — churches could have been better prepared to minister. Mike Bivins wants to see California Southern Baptist churches ready to help!

Around 150 people a day for four days found love and care after they were forced to evacuate their homes as a result of the Kincade Fire in Northern California. At least 17 of those also received eternal life.

The McDaniels make serving a priority in their retirement.

A group of local, church volunteers had finished a day of cleaning up and repairing damage to Immanuel Baptist Church, Ridgecrest, Calif., following a 6.4 earthquake on July 4. The next night, the 7.1 earthquake undid their hard work and then some.

Churches in Paradise and Magalia continue to minister after devastating fires

The Camp Fire virtually destroyed the towns of Paradise and Magalia, miraculously sparing the Southern Baptist churches there.

As late season fires continue to burn in both Southern and Northern California, California Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief teams are activated and partnering with churches and associations to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” during this crisis

California Southern Baptists have found themselves dispensing hope amid the death, destruction and weariness caused by more than a dozen wildfires burning across the state.