Howdy from Texas (temporarily Louisiana)

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  1. DisasterMgmt

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    My name is Mark, and I recently moved to Kerrville from Arlington, TX; however, I'm on a 30-60 day deployment with my job doing disaster recovery work in Shreveport, LA (anyone know any good southern Baptist churches here?).

    My papa was a church-planter out in northeast Texas, so my parents made sure I had a good upbringing in the Baptist faith. In college, I did the usual questioning but my dorm R.A. was awesome and actively involved in a local college church group. After getting married in mid-2008 and moving half-way across the State, I was able to find FBC Kerrville...a great preacher and a loving congregation.

    -Mark
     
  2. annsni

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    Welcome Mark! Who do you work for, if you don't mind me asking. :) I know someone who's ministry/business it is to work with disaster stuff - mostly bringing in heavy equipment to help clear up so people can get to work to recover. He's trying to get a crew to go to Haiti right now. His group is called First Response Team of America. :)

    I hope you enjoy BB. It's a wild ride but there are some great people here.
     
  3. DisasterMgmt

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    I work with FEMA Region VI, in the Planning Section. I'm always hesitant to start off with that, because I don't work with disaster applicants or their case work...I deal with supporting the Federal and State leadership (i.e. producing reports, facilitating meetings, records management, etc). I sit behind a desk, rarely seeing the field work.

    My new church wanted me to get trained with their "yellow hat" Texas Baptist Men crew, but I got sent to LA before the training began, lol. With Haiti being treated, for now, as a Protectorate of the U.S., a lot of FEMA personnel and commodities are on the ground there. I usually work the TX, OK, AR, LA area. Beautiful NM is in our Region, but I have yet to work there.
     
  4. mcdirector

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    Hi Mark! My husband and I are from the Houston/Galveston area before we moved farther east. My son is still in DFW area.

    Welcome to the board!
    Bitsy
     
  5. DisasterMgmt

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    Thanks :) I spent almost three months working out of a field office in Webster for Ike recovery! Right across from Ellington Field.
     
  6. Scarlett O.

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    Hi DM :flower:

    I can recommend Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport because I can recommend the pastor, Dr. Mark Sutton.

    Here's a link to their site!

    http://www.brookwoodbaptist.com/index.php

    Welcome to the BB!
     
  7. SaggyWoman

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    Welcome to the board!
     
  8. Magnetic Poles

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    Welcome from yet another former Houstonian.
     
  9. following-Him

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    Greetings from England.
     
  10. Jon-Marc

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    Welcome to the Baptist Board, mark.
     
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    :wavey::wavey: Hello & welcome to BB
     

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