Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tornado disaster relief here in Alabama

**Update** An amazing story of survival and people helping each other Tuscaloosa Tornado testimony of University of AL student
Tuscaloosa tornado death toll reaches 41 as damages could total $2B in AL
Over 1,000 prom dresses donated to local high schools for this weekend Prom Dresses for Tornado Victims

Whether you’re in the state of Alabama or live across the country, if you’d like to help in the tornado disaster relief efforts by volunteering your time or making a donation, here are several opportunities:

Brook Hills Church disaster relief click on Give to donate or Go to volunteer (Boutwell Auditorium is one of the primary emergency shelters for survivors without homes right now that needs volunteers)

"Rejoice with those who are happy; Weep with those who are mourning." Romans 12:15

Isaiah 58:7, Hebrews 13:2, Isaiah 58:10, Luke 12:33

"We mustn’t overlook the importance and benefit of prayer on behalf of individuals, families, and communities during circumstances like these. We ask that in your personal life, as well as in your family, your small group, or your church, that you pray intentionally, fervently, and continually according to the following needs…
  • Pray that God will strengthen and give wisdom to emergency workers who are still working to find missing people.
  • Pray for individuals who have lost family and friends through this storm. Pray that God will sustain them with His presence and strengthen them with His power.
  • Pray for local churches in the affected areas. Pray that God will enable pastors and church leaders as they conduct funerals and minister to hurting families. Pray that God will grant His people grace to know how best to love and serve their communities.
  • Pray that God will give wisdom to leaders of various organizations who are coordinating disaster relief across affected areas.
  • Pray that God will shower these communities with His sovereign mercy and loving provision. Especially in light of this past Easter weekend, pray that people would know the God who is present in our pain and sovereign over our suffering."

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