A Note From Dan…

Dan HarrisonSeveral weeks ago as Hurricane Michael pounded the coast of north Florida, it left a path of massive destruction across Florida, south Alabama, and Georgia. The people in the path of this storm will be recovering for months or maybe years. It is wonderful to see how our country responds when disaster strikes. I grew up in the small town of Marianna, Florida and in the 1990’s, I served a church in Panama City, Florida. I know this area well and I know of many churches in that area. I have a lot of friends in that area. My parents were also hit hard from this massive storm. We are grateful how God is working in those areas to restore the lives and property in the storm affected area. I have made several trips to help my parents recover from the damages. This week Greg Gosselin was in Panama City and he was able to take a load of cleaning supplies that were distributed to residents of Bay County. Our Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions is assisting through our Disaster Relief ministry of our State convention. During these times, God gives us opportunities to be of assistance to people and churches in the areas affected. There are also people from that area that have temporarily moved to motels in Montgomery. Some of these families have lost everything. We are assisting in these areas as we know the needs. Some of these families are attending the ministries of our church and we are grateful for the opportunity to be of assistance to them during this time.

If you would like to help in this area, there are several ways to do that through our church. One is through our Benevolent Ministry. This is how we are assisting the families that are here locally. You can also give through our church to the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and designate your gift to ‘Disaster Relief.’ It is wonderful to see how God’s people stand together during ‘such a time as this.’ PRAY for the people and the churches as they recover from this storm.

Fall Festival was a great success! Thanks to all who worked to make it happen. We could not do it without you. We touched a lot of people in our community. Thank you Greg Gosselin for all of your hard work in coordinating this event.

Remember, November 11th is MY HOPE SUNDAY. I hope you are inviting your friends to come with you on this special day.

Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison About Dan Harrison

Dan joined the staff of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in March of 2009 following his time with The First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas. He is a native Floridian and enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hiking, and gardening. His passion is church work and his favorite verse from scripture is Jeremiah 29:10-12, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.