Monday, May 23, 2011

Sending Up Prayers for Joplin

My heart is so heavy this morning after learning about the tornado that hit Joplin, MO.  The devastation is unspeakable with it being the 4th deadliest tornado on record.  I heard on the radio this morning that 75% of the town of 50,500 has been leveled.  I'm not sure if that is completely true but either way it's pretty significant.  I have family that live near there, and Ryan & I used to drive through there all the time when we lived in Bartlesville, OK.  This makes it all the more real for me and too close to home.  We heard our tornado sirens go off late Saturday night, and I can't imagine going through the loss Joplin is experiencing right now.   If you are looking for ways to help, they are looking for health care professionals through show-me response and the red cross will providing aid as well.

Please send up prayers for Joplin.


  1. So sad. On the news tonight I heard it was tied for the deadliest which I'm sure means once all the searches are over it will be THE deadliest tornado. But it's so great to see all the help come from surrounding areas.

  2. I can't imagine what they are going through! The pictures are just devastating!


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