Sisters Baptist Church

Dan Hodges

Help has flooded in from all directions. Last week we had two church teams from Georgia, one from Texas, and another from Kansas. Later I will try to post in greater detail about these wonderful folks. This morning I’d like to mention one of our earliest contacts after the storm. Dan Hodges, former Director of Missions of the Washington Baptist Association of GA and current interim pastor of the Sisters Baptist Church of Sandersville GA traveled down to offer assistance. Hodges stressed to me the fact that he is not retired, just retreaded. 🙂

btw, Bro. Hodges found us via my long time online friend Richard Dickson, who serves as Interim Associate Pastor for Sisters Baptist Church. I know Richard through the SBC-D discussion group.

Sisters Baptist Church,

Hurricane Katrina hit Lakeshore Baptist Church hard. She took our church buildings and almost all of our church member’s homes. Even with such a devastating blow, we know that Christ proves himself stronger than any storm. The body of Christ has come to our aid in overwhelming ways. We especially thank God for the Sisters Baptist Church. Your financial assistance lightened our financial burden and enabled us to continue ministering in the greatest time of need. We praise God for Dan Hodges, Grady, and George who made the long trip down to meet us face to face and provide physical help even before most of our church family were able to return to the area. We believe your timely response and gifts magnified the Lord our Provider. Lakeshore Baptist Church extends our gratitude and thanks. Please remember us in prayer as we move forward to the glory of God.

Pastor Don A. Elbourne Jr.
Lakeshore Baptist Church
Lakeshore MS

Dan Hodges

Dan Hodges


I’m so glad to see the response of so many! I pray that Lakeshore will continue to progress toward the operation of recovery. God has truly blessed this congregation with a man of God who has endured many hardships and weathered much more than Katrina! God Bless You Bro. Don! (Your committment and tenacity has always amazed me) May God continue to encourage and provide all that is needed!!