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Illinois Baptist SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 Vol. 111 No. 12 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association Gospel conversations Jacqueline Scott finds a simpler way to witness Table Talk P. 13 he relief effort following Hurricane Harvey will last for months, Texas Disaster Relief leaders are advising the teams preparing to come. "We're telling folks realistically until Thanksgiving. That's a conservative estimate," said Gordon Knight , head of chaplains for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. And that's just for the ne- cessities such as food service and child care. Beyond that, mud-out and clean-up could continue for months, or even years, as it did after Hurri- cane Katrina in New Orleans and Superstorm Sandy on the New Jersey coast. With more than a fourth of Texas affected, this is expected to be the longest and most costly recovery effort in U.S. history. IBSA ANNUAL MEETING Gaines, Stetzer among featured speakers at Decatur gatherings P. 3 ECLIPSE 2017 The Light shines on those walking in darkness downstate P. 4 REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK Love or Haight Was there ever a summer like this one? P. 12 P. 4 A challenging task Parenting conference offers insight on raising gospel-focused families P. 5 Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 Sweet home, Chicago P. 9 PLUS: Talking with kids about race P. 7 September 10-17 missionillinois.org T mission Online all the time IllinoisBaptist.org IB Offering & Week of Prayer Illinois teams join massive Texas relief effort Long road to recovery after harvey National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West

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