Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Local Tornado Damage

I'm sure most of you have seen the tornado damage of Joplin on tv, but let me tell you it isn't anything like seeing it in person. I have family in Joplin and we live 15 minutes away and got some damage ourselves, not to our home but outside stuff. My Mom, my Grandma, my Aunt and my Great Grandpa all lost their homes in the storm but they are all safe. Praise God! I've been there the last two days helping to salvage whatever we could. We were able to save quite a bit of pictures and kitchen stuff from my mom's. It's just all a mess.

Today will be spent at home cleaning the pictures I got out of Mom's and getting them to storage. I also have to clean out our fridge. Something happened to it during the power outage and it isn't working right. We had generators to keep it going but it didn't help, it is something wrong with the fridge. So we saved our big freezer with the generator, but I think we lost everything in the fridge in the house. I'm not looking forward to cleaning it out but I keep thinking how blessed I am just to have one to clean out. There are so many people here that don't now.

Please keep praying, the weather today looks like more rain. We had tornado warnings again last night! It just keeps raining and storming which isn't helping the rescue efforts. The sun did come out yesterday and that was such a blessing after working in rain all day Monday. There is still alot of work to do in Joplin and people still missing, so please keep praying.



  1. I am praying! So glad ya'll are safe!!

    Love and Blessings,

  2. Sorry to hear about your family. Our family will be praying for all of you.

  3. I'll be praying for your family.
    We live minutes from where the tornado hit in GA last month so we have seen a lot of the devastation too. It is a blessing that all of your family is safe!

  4. i am so sorry to hear of your family's losses. i ill pray for a fast "recovery" if there is such a thing. ~hugs

  5. May the LORD comfort you and your extended family at this trying time Rashel...I am praying for you tonight.

    In HIM,