Scarcely more than a week ago, ominous tornado activity was reported bearing down on Oklahoma City – rapidly. Within 20 minutes or so, a massive twister grabbed hold of the ground surface and tore across Moore – on Oklahoma City’s south side – and chewed
Watching construction of their new building, anticipating its completion by year's end and continuing to minister to the community have gone a long way in fostering unity and helping members of Harmony Heights Baptist Church recover from last year's EF-5 tornado that ripped through Joplin.
Humor can help ease tension, wipe away some stress and make a person feel better, even in the middle of tragedy. Greene County Baptist Association churches found a way to open that release to Spring River Baptist Association pastors still helping Joplin residents recover from
As Christmas approaches, many Joplin residents still struggle with the aftermath of a devastating tornado that ripped through the city's heart on May 22. But Bob Barker, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Missouri disaster relief coordinator for the area, sees God's hand in partnership and in
Joplin public school students reported for class on Aug. 17 -- right on schedule. That was impressive considering the tornado that plowed through the heart of the southwestern Missouri community on May 22. By one account, the 200 mile-per-hour winds that killed
As my wife and I made our way through tornado-devastated neighborhoods in Joplin last week, she overheard an encounter with a rescuer cradling a dog. It went something like this: “I found this poor dog wandering around and
The volunteer count continues to rise in Joplin as Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief calls in additional workers continue to assist residents to pick through possessions and clean up in the wake of a tornado that tore through the city on May 22.