Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Pensacola not only hosted disaster relief teams after Hurricane Ivan, they started a food distribution point, ran an emergency daycare program, provided appliances and cars for individuals and planted seeds of the Gospel in their besieged community. Photo by Joni B. Hannigan/Florida Baptist Witness
PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP)--Pastor Ron Lentine wasn’t campaigning for either presidential candidate the evening of Nov. 2. Instead, he and about 40 to 50 others canvassed neighborhoods near Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Pensacola to follow up on more than two months of steady relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Ivan.
“We told them we knew it was election night and they were probably watching the results, but we asked them if we could pray for them,” Lentine told the Florida Baptist Witness.
“Ivan was a bad thing, but Ivan is bringing many good things,” the pastor said. “In almost every home it has given an open door for our people to say, ‘Can we pray for you?’” Read More