weekend in joplin

This weekend Christopher and I went to Joplin, MO with our church. We partnered up with Grace Baptist, a church that is right in the heart of the damaged area. Our group did a number of things such as door-to-door praying for families, moving ridiculously heavy porches, gutting houses, etc. It is truly incredible the amount of damage the tornado caused, especially since it has almost been a month and it is still total destruction. You really have to see it.

One of the saddest things I saw while there was a note someone had written on a wall. It read, "The tornado took my momma. Now she is in heaven with Jesus and Johnny Cash."

.I didn't take my camera, because I didn't want it to be a distraction while there, but I did take a few photographs with my phone (below).

Please continue to pray for the families in Joplin.
If you're interested in volunteering, we will be heading back later this summer to help again. Send me an email if you are interested.

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