On March 24, 2023, an EF-4 tornado tore through Mississippi and left the town of Rolling Fork nearly destroyed. We immediately communicated with Pastor Jennifer about what our church could do to help. As with all disasters, the immediate need was for money. We designated our Easter offering to go towards relief and recovery in that community and raised over $10,000 for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi to use in that effort.
This building with the murals of kids reading housed an after school program run by Mrs. Deborah Williams, a retired social worker. The programs offered there included tutoring and literacy competency, job training and lots more. This was one of the only buildings left standing and our funds will be used to repair the roof and replace all the broken windows.
Easter is the celebration of God’s greatest gift. It’s good to know that with our Easter offering we were able to share some of the blessings that God has given us with others in need!