This morning I met a lady who told me her story of living in a camper for nearly four years after losing her home to Hurricane Katrina. She had just recently moved into her new house. When I introduced myself as the pastor of Lakeshore Baptist Church, tears welled up in her eyes as she thanked me over and over again for the aid she and her family had received. She explained how almost all of her furniture, kitchen table, chairs, beds, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and even curtains had come from mismatched donations she picked up in our distribution center to furnish her modest home. She said, “I do not know how I could have seen my life put back together without the help from your ministry.” She could not stop saying thank-you.
I could tell you hundreds of stories of similar families and individuals who continue on their long road of recovery. We praise God for his sustaining grace as he upholds us through the support we receive from our partners like you. Without your donations and financial support we could not continue serving our community in this large way.
In the calendar year of 2009, we have felt the financial crunch of our nations economic downturn. Monetary gifts have dwindled to the point that we face 2010 with the danger of falling short of funds to cover just our basic operating expenses. Please consider making a year end tax deductible donation to see the work continue. Even a small gift, multiplied by the number of friends and partners from across the country, will go a long way as we look to what God will do in the coming year. You can make checks payable to “Lakeshore Baptist Church” and send to:
Lakeshore Baptist Church
PO BOX 293
Lakeshore MS 39558
Please continue to pray for us as we extend help and hope, in the name of Jesus Christ, to our storm ravaged community. With your partnership and support we faithfully can move forward in the relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts here on the gulf coast as we seek to make Christ known through the mercy ministry of Lakeshore Baptist Church.