|A group of students stopped to pray with a woman whose home they were cleaning from Hurricane Katrina’s destructiveness. The woman told the teens they are investing in the spiritual future of the city by getting their hands dirty and showing the love of Christ. Photo courtesy of ClearView Baptist Church |
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP)--When Hurricane Katrina struck, Matt Tipton and his wife, Elaine, were living on the campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and he was serving on staff at a local church. They evacuated, lost everything they owned and had to start over with a couple of bags they managed to grab as they fled.
Tipton had been in talks with leaders at a Nashville-area church, ClearView Baptist in Franklin, Tenn., about becoming their minister to students before the storm hit. But he was deeply involved in his New Orleans-area church, Memorial Baptist in Metairie, where he was filling some key roles while the church was without a pastor. He and his wife were unsure which direction God was leading, and three days before Katrina they decided to stay in Louisiana. Read More