Mission Illinois Offering and Week of Prayer Day 6: Turning tragedy to triumph

Lisa Misner —  September 14, 2018

As Hurricane Florence slams into the southeast coast of the U.S., Disaster Relief teams prepare to minister. Floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes in distant nations all produce opportunities for the gospel. As the nation’s third-largest aid organization, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is quickly on the scene of natural disasters. In Illinois, more than 1,600 members of IBSA churches are trained to help with flood recovery, mobile shower and laundry facilities, child care for parents as they navigate meetings with federal agencies, and spiritual counsel in their time of loss.

Pray for Illinois Disaster Relief volunteers mobilizing to serve in the wake of Hurricane Florence, and Dwayne Doyle, the IBSA Director who helps train and mobilize the mighty force of “yellow shirts” in our state.

Learn more about the Mission Illinois Offering.

Watch “Disaster Relief on Mission in Watseka” to see how Illinois Disaster Relief volunteers served during spring floods.


Lisa Misner


Lisa is IBSA Social Media/Public Policy Manager. A Missouri native, she earned a Master of Arts in Communications from the University of Illinois. Her writing has received awards from the Baptist Communicators Association and the Evangelical Press Association.