Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Prayers for Oklahoma

Yesterday I got a call from my payroll agent letting me know that she couldn't finish a particular project because their office was under a tornado warning.     I didn't think anything of it at that particular moment.    I just told her to stay safe.

She works in Moore, OK.     Later that afternoon is when I saw the news coverage that the tornado went right through their city.

I've never been to Oklahoma.  
I've never met my payroll agent in person, although I talk and email with her daily.
All of the sudden there is a connection - more than what you might feel when you simply hear about something bad on the news.

Last summer I was a chaperone for a youth mission trip to Joplin.    On May 22, 2011 an EF 5 tornado went through western Missouri and did incredible damage.   We went over a year later, and a lot of recovery had been done.    And a lot was still left to do.

Medical Center in Joplin - Summer 2012
Moore will need helping hands in the days and months to come.    Volunteers will come out in force to help rebuild the same way they did in Joplin.   

If you're looking for ways to offer financial support now:
Red Cross
Mercy Chefs
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

What else you can you do?   What else can I do?
Prayer is free and has a huge impact.  
Even on people you've never met in places you've never been.

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