SBC messengers write thank you notes to local teachers

Gathered at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) showed its appreciation to local teachers during the annual meeting June 11–12. 

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was presented a check for $250,000 through Send Relief to assist local teachers in buying school supplies. Messengers and guests in attendance also wrote thank you notes to local teachers during the opening minutes of the meeting.

“These schoolteachers are going to hear here in a few weeks that they’ve got an unexpected fund to be able to buy school supplies with and they’re getting a card from a Southern Baptist they’ve never met telling them that they are loved and prayed for,” said SBC president J.D. Greear.

That is “being a fragrance of the gospel,” he said, adding it will “hopefully spawn some gospel conversations for local … churches.”

Gospel Above All postcards were distributed to those attending the opening session to write the notes. 

Birmingham Metro Baptist Association took the lead on delivering the cards to schools. (Grace Thornton)