2 weeks after the tornado
38 men, ladies and youth from our old church packed up and headed north on a 4 day mission trip.
This is what they saw as they drove into town...
this is what is left of one of 3 homes his crew worked on.
this family survived praise God!
this semi came from the hospital parking lot in the back ground
Hubby was heart broke as he toured the town and worked with home owners. He saw houses spray painted "STILL MISSING" because the owners are not accounted for. He said the mess of death and decay was overwhelming. Total descruction just feet from untouched structures. He compared it to a bulldozer scraping away a mile wide path right through the town.
He saw God working all around in those he spoke to. He said the people of Joplin were so grateful and hospitable to all the crews that were helping. They had nothing left but FAITH and FAMILY ... they were happy. He went to help the people of Joplin and it turned out they helped him! God shifted his priorites back to what is really important. FAITH and FAMILY.
We will be going back as a family to help rebuild later this year.
God bless the people and city of Joplin, MO!