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Just the Crumbs Deploys to Texas

By Lavon Haden, President • Just the Crumbs

      The United States tornado season is staying extremely active across the Midwestern and southern states, causing destruction or damage to houses, loss of life and flooding from the accompanying rains. As of May 21, Just the Crumbs (JTC) is set up in Plum Grove, Texas, which suffered severe flooding. People are living in their cars and/or wading through knee-deep water to get to their houses. We will be feeding here as long as needed. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

      Another JTC team has been serving in the flooded area of Cleveland, Texas, since May 10.

      March 19 through April 2, Just the Crumbs fed residents and volunteers in and around Lewiston, Ohio, following devastating tornadoes there.

      JTC then went to Slidell, La. after very destructive tornadoes there. They worked from Crossways, the church Sam Husser pastors, from April 15-23, when the electricity was restored and residents chose to fend for themselves.

      On April 30, a JTC team headed to Marietta, Okla., to serve there. Needs were met, and we moved on to Sulphur, Okla., where we could continue filling a need. We enjoyed serving with several BMA pastors and churches who got involved in the efforts in both locations. Of the lives lost, one was a BMA pastor’s sister. Praise the Lord, we know of six people who professed faith in Christ.

      Financial donations may be made through PayPal at justthecrumbs21@gmail.com; Venmo @justthecrumbs; mailed to 10 Wagon Trail, Sumrall, Miss. 39482; or BMAA Missions, P.O. Box 878, Conway, Ark. 72033 and designated to Just the Crumbs Disaster Relief Ministry. Every donation is humbly appreciated.

Story from a Volunteer

By Danny Plunkett

      Anne and I have had the privilege to work with Just the Crumbs Ministries as they deployed to Texas. Brandy, Jason and Joe have been mass feeding over 300 meals a day. They have been deployed for five weeks and are currently in Plum Grove, Texas. We were only able to help them for a few hours Saturday but were blessed just to be able to contribute a little.

      The rest of our time volunteering was helping Beth and Alan in Cleveland, Texas. They are feeding three meals a day to the volunteers of God’s Pit Crew, who have been doing mud out (removing mud from their homes) for the flood victims for the past three weeks.

      Thank all of you for allowing us to serve with you. Thank you to our home church, Williamsville Baptist Church in Kosciusko, Miss. (SBC), for supporting us to be able to support them.

      Brandy Haden and Beth Burkes are great to work under. I encourage anyone wanting to help to contact them and volunteer to serve. Stories like the one below is why Just the Crumbs Ministries does what they do:

      We took food to a man who had not eaten for two days. He is a guy (30-40 years old) that had his home, car and two work trucks destroyed in the flood. He builds tiny homes for a living. He also lost tools. What money he could gather up went to set up a little construction trailer to live in. He has not gotten electricity turned on yet and has not gotten a vehicle at this time, either. He said, “One day I was making my own way in life, able to pay bills, and the next day it is all gone.” He was very thankful for the food.

Just the Crumbs Needs

By Mike Angus, Director of Communications • JTC/BMA Disaster relief

      Our immediate needs are:

      • prayers, donations, and volunteers;

      • #10 cans of vegetables and fruits;

      • Cutlery packages (fork, spoon, knife, napkin);

      • Three-compartment to-go plates;

      • Ground beef and assorted meats; and

      • Monetary donations.

      Thank you, and may God bless you for all you do to keep this ministry on the ground, feeding and serving those in the disaster areas. We are located at 1680 Road 3549, Cleveland, Texas 77327.

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