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5/23/13 at 05:11 PM 3 Comments

Photos Tell the Story of Oklahoma Tornado and Church Response

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When the tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, I quickly called my sister and received no response. I knew she was probably in a shelter riding out the storm. After the tornado dissipated, I reached my sister by phone and learned the tornado passed two miles from where she lives.

Some of the churches close to the disaster are sharing information on Facebook about disaster relief efforts that they are coordinating. During challenging times like this, people work together and God has a way of turning darkness into light.

Here are some pictures of the relief efforts and quotes from churches helping their neighbors.

Photo: Flickr/The National Guard - Creative Commons
The Oklahoma National Guard's 63rd Civil Support Team participated in the search and rescue operations this week following the deadly tornado strike.
Photo: Flickr/The National Guard - Creative Commons
Oklahoma National Guard near a church in Moore, Oklahoma.

 Jesus: "And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” - Matthew 10:42 ESV

Eagle Heights Church in Oklahoma City is prepared to share water with anyone that is thirsty.

Photo: Eagle Heights Church
According to the church's Facebook page, there is 20 pallets of water available for tornado victims and distaster relief operations.
Photo: Eagle Heights Church
Volunteers at Eagle Heights Church prepare donated items for delivery.

Churches are sharing lists of items needed and other information on Facebook. Here are some select quotes:

Abundant Life Church:

"Compassion Services International has arrived at Abundant Life. If you have clean stuffed animals that you can donate for small children it would be appreciated."

First Baptist Church Moore:

We are in need of a trained (up to date) EMT at our first aid station in the Atrium.

International Harvest Church:

"We have partnered with Red Cross, Recovery.org, The Oklahoma Disability Law Center Inc., and are about to join forces with Feed The Children. In addition, U.S. Cellular will be setting up a booth on our property tomorrow for people who need to charge their cellphones and other devices.
These names are listed to help everyone understand like all our sister organizations, we are here to join in the recovery of the City of Moore. We are here for the long haul."

One Church:

"Mayor Lewis of Moore stated it took 61 days to clean up after the May 3rd tornado. Expects this take longer. Opportunities to help will abound."

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