And the Rains Came Down...

In the early morning hours of Thursday, April 10, 2008 a fierce line of thunderstorms moved through our area, bringing with it several tornadoes. One of these tornadoes touched down near my church which had been meeting in a large tent since last July. This was the second time the tent came down, but this time, the tent suffered irreparable damage. Not much survived, but thankfully, no one was hurt and the church banded together to clean up the mess. We had the BEST service this morning meeting under God's heavens, praising and worshiping Him. It's awesome to see God's people pull together in times of adversity and persevere to the finish line. We know that God has wonderful things planned for our church if we remain faithful to Him.

Here are a few pics that were emailed to me of the damage.

From the parking lot, looking toward the front door. (The front door is located at the end of that awning.)

Look at this mess! People were at the church all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday cleaning up, looking for anything that could be salvaged.

Soggy bible

We met in this same spot this morning, minus the fallen wall and soggy chairs. The shavings managed to stay in place during the storm, too!

It's going to be exciting to see what God has for us next! I can't wait!!