Only days after a massive tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma with 200 mile hour winds, the people of the city and surrounding areas are doing what victims of every natural disaster have always done: they are beginning to pick up the pieces, the debris, and building their lives again. Graduations are being held, people are going back to work, churches are congregating once again.
However, despite the community working hard toward the arduous journey of building up their community back to normalcy, we here in Louisiana know from experience that this moment they are experiencing is a unique one and is far from normal. It is full of pain, misery, questioning, and an open mind to hearing about the One who is the great Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter.
The effect of a natural disaster on a community is a devastating one, yet with it brings the opportunity for Christians on the home front to share mercy, compassion, service, love, and of course, the Gospel.
Please pray with us for those believers who are in their own homeland, beginning their own mission to the un-reached in their own backyard. Our hearts are heavy for those who have lost their loved ones, and their lives as they knew it. But we pray that God would use this time to reach those who are broken, and in need of the Savior.
For a video chronicling the touch down and growth of the hurricane, click here.
For an aerial map of Moore, OK before and after the tornado, click here.