Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I'm not sure where to start with this one...We live about 4 miles outside of Joplin, Missouri, where the devastating tornado hit on Sunday night. Since Sunday night, we've been helping friends salvage their belongings from their homes that were destroyed, consoling teenagers (my husband is a youth pastor), praying for those who have lost family members, and watching our church and our community band together to help those in need.

This is a picture of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where my son attended preschool twice a week.

I don't even know how to describe the whole situation, other than surreal.  We were under threat of more tornadoes last night, so we hurried to a friend's house with a basement to wait out the storm.  No one takes these things lightly anymore...

If you are interested in helping specific families, please contact me through Facebook or by e-mail.  We have several close friends who have lost homes, cars, and most belongings.

Our church, First Baptist Church of Webb City, is also taking donations to help families affected.  Contact me for their information.

I found this verse on a blog recently and thought that it was so fitting for this situation...

Please pray for our little town that we've so quickly grown to love.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry your, your family and community are having to go through this tragedy. I live in Alabama and several communities surrounding my hometown were destroyed. One town was pretty much taken off the map. Seeing the devistation in real life is so much worse, no words can describe. But as you are finding out there is so much hope and God is so much bigger than the tornado. Praying for everyone affected in Joplin.


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