Dear Church Family,

While we wait for the complete picture in Florida and other parts of the Southeast to unfold, we know the needs in Texas and Southwest Louisiana are still urgent.  We are making final preparations to send our first relief team to Beaumont, TX where we will be working directly with Calvary Baptist Church in their relief efforts.

Our team, led by our Minister of Pastoral Care, Wayne Gadman, will be leaving Roanoke this Sunday, September 17th, following our morning worship service.  They will return to Roanoke on Monday, September 25th.  There are still a few spots available if you want to be a part of this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ to those in great need because of the impact of Harvey. 

If you are able to be a part of this team, we need you to contact us immediately by calling the church office at 540-224-3300 or emailing us at

The need for volunteers in that area will be ongoing for months, so I want to encourage you to continue to pray about how you can be involved.  Also, we will get more information in the coming days about the needs and our opportunities to mobilize in FL.  Now is the perfect time to consider taking the steps to become credentialed as a Disaster Relief volunteer. 

To find the free online training course, please go to, scroll down until you see the “Online Training” section.  There you will see the SBCVDR coupon code that you can apply to get the training for free. 

Remember…PRAY, GO, GIVE…three ways we can continue to be a part of the efforts to heal and rebuild.  We know that the media will be moving on from the stories and needs in the areas impacted by these recent hurricanes.  Let us stay faithful to remember those in need…especially those in need of a Savior!

In Christ,

Jay Dove | FBCR Minister for Local & Global Missions

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