Before and After

Lakeshore Baptist Church before Katrina

Lakeshore Baptist Church after Katrina

Lakeshore Baptist Church buildings, before and after hurricane Katrina.


Pastor Don,

I don’t know if you got the email below earlier in the week, so I thought I would resend it from this site. Was watching the news last night (1/4/07) and it looks like you have been getting somre rough weather. I pray that the tornados left you alone and all the projects came through OK. Here’s the post I sent before:


I finally made it back to work yesterday (where I have internet access) and uploaded some of our photos. I tried to put them together to make a bit of a story line and the images may be of interest to other groups coming in so they have a better idea of what to expect. Feel free to use these photos and link to my photo page in any way you feel benefits Lakeshore Baptist Church. If you have any suggestions for the photo captions, let me know and I’ll edit them. If you would like a CD with all the photos we have (about 220 images), let me know. The ones on the web have been reduced in size by about 50% so they down load faster and you may need to have access to the larger images. Thanks

Don Loftus
Lacrosse Baptist Church
Lacrosse, FL

[…] Lakeshore Baptist Church had their buildings destroyed, but the church body continued to stand to help their community. In the aftermath of Katrina, Rebuild Lakeshore, a mercy ministry spearheaded by Pastor Don Elbourne and Lakeshore Baptist Church, has coordinated the efforts of many churches from all over that have come to help rebuild Lakeshore. I was blessed with the opportunity to serve with my church for a week last January in the efforts at Lakeshore. I was so moved after meeting the people in this community that they have remained in my prayers and dear to my heart. […]

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