STORY OF THE WEEK
Oklahoma Disaster Relief
Oklahoma, Day 2
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Written by: Wende J. Lance
Wende is a non-traditional pastor, writer, DMin student, wife, mom of 3, grandmom of 1 who is learning to follow Jesus and do what He says.
Watching the news coverage of a tragedy like the Moore, OK, storm is always difficult. We see the photos. We hear the stories. Our eyes well up at the youtube videos showing the kid reunited with his missing dog.
But today marked the first time I’ve seen a story like this with my own eyes — and discovered that the TV version only skims the surface of the violent reality.
This morning, Meg and I were ready to jump in and start volunteering with the group that we met at the shelter last night, who invited us to join them. After several long days of clearing debris, they were ready for some fresh faces. However, they warned us that we needed to explore the devastated area for a while before going to work. “It’s shocking,” one woman told us. “You will be very emotional, and you’ll need time to process it.”
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