While our eyes, thoughts and prayers are on Moore, Oklahoma; today’s date is one that is dear to our hearts. May 22, 2011. Joplin, Missouri lost many lives to a brutal tornado that tore through the town that Sunday afternoon. Though we no longer live there, we still visit a few times a year. Joplin has remained strong and continues to rebuild. They never lost hope.
It warmed my heart to hear that some of the first people to respond to Moore’s tragedy? Joplin folks. Who knows better what they are going through?
My prayer is that Moore, Oklahoma, will also find and keep hope. Even in the little things. My parents were able to call ME last night! Why? Because a generous neighbor whose home cannot be lived in, brought them his generator to use until power is restored. They made coffee first thing! Folks brought them dinner! There is so much loss and devastation….but the little things make such a huge difference. We are so grateful♥ Continued prayers~
Keep rebuilding Joplin! Hang on to hope, Moore, Shawnee, Newcastle. You can do this. And you are not alone.