Alliance Chaplain Responds to Joplin Tornado
May 23, 2011
On the heels of serving in tornado-ravaged Arkansas a month ago, Alliance Chaplain Paul Northcut now is in Joplin, Missouri, where at least 89 people perished in an EF4 tornado, Sunday, May 22. “Please keep this situation in your prayers,” says Paul. “I will be one of many chaplains helping there. We will need a lot of grace as we deal with the tragedy and loss of life.”
Bob Collins, executive director for Alliance Chaplain Ministries, was headed for General Council 2011 in his vehicle when he came upon the tail of the storm. “Denise and I were traveling north on I-35 through southern Oklahoma yesterday and came through a terrific thunderstorm with hail and very high winds,” he says. “Radio broadcasts warned of tornados, which may have been the beginning of that storm.”
Although there are no Alliance churches in Joplin, Alliance people in nearby Springfield and St. Louis are poised to help. “I know some of you will want to help [also],” adds Paul. “Please pray for the chaplains, first responders, and the many families who have lost loved ones as well as their homes and all of their possessions. May God bless each of you and use you for His glory.”
What You Can Do
Pray that God will pour out His Spirit on the people of Joplin, preparing their hearts to receive His Son. Pray for Alliance Chaplain Paul Northcut as he ministers to heartbroken people. For more information, contact Paul at ChaplainPaul@suddenlink.net
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