Monday, March 14, 2011

How to Give to Japan Disaster Relief

In light of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many wonder about the best way to give to help with disaster relief. For those who would like to give through a Christian organization, there is no better way than to give through the Southern Baptist International Mission Board.

Southern Baptists have had missionaries in Japan all along. They are already there helping with disaster relief. They are there to give in the name of Jesus Christ and to lovingly share the Gospel.

You can give through your Southern Baptist church. Even if you are not a member, you can find an SBC church and ask them if you can give a gift through them for SBC Disaster Relief. I’ve let our church know they can write a check to our church and designate it for SBC Disaster Relief. We will send 100% of the offering through our state convention (SBTC) who will forward it (100%) to the International Mission Board.

An individual or church can also send their gift directly to the Office of Finance, International Mission Board, 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va. 23230. Designate it for Disaster Relief or Japan Response Fund.

‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ -Jesus Christ; Matthew 25:39-40

For more information:;; Or just click the links (Southern Baptist Texan; Baptist Press) in the right hand margin of Gulf Coast Pastor.

PS - Remember this Sunday, March 20, 2011 is Substance Abuse Prevention Sunday in the SBC. 

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, March 14, AD 2011.


  1. excellent thoughts. I have written a post that I plan to put on Voices soon. we do not have to send our money to the Red Cross where 60% will be spent on administration costs....and only 40% will reach the afflicted. The SBC already has in place the administrations to distribute the money. All of it. When we designate like this, it is a tremendous help to the missionaries in Japan who are trying to reach the lost and hurting. thanks for posting this, David. selahV

  2. Hariette,
    I agree. I hate to see so many Baptists and other Christians giving to organizations that do not, and cannot, do what our missionaries do. I hate to see TV stations and papers printing lists of charitable organizations, while leaving out our Southern Baptist International Mission Board. There are other worthy organizations, but none better than our IMB.
    David R. Brumbelow


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