The nonprofit stepped in to provide an oasis for the children.
The success and planning to restore Moore keeps on growing. Volunteer groups have been showing up by the bus loads over the
One year ago, a series of devastating tornadoes tore apart Oklahoma homes, schools, child care centers and killed 48 people, including 19 children. Thousands of surviving children were thrown into turmoil. Kids lost friends and loved ones, the places where they lived and learned -- and their sense of security.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Central Junior High School in Moore., Okla., on Sunday to picket -- but the people of Moore were not having it.
Though WBC reportedly had a permit to picket for half an hour beginning at 2:00 p.m., they stayed for a mere eight minutes
A central cause of this problem is our misunderstanding of probability. As certain as these events are to occur over the
'Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster' from the Discovery Channel explores the May 20, 2013 tornado that devastated the city of Moore, Okla.
God is indeed in the midst of suffering, but as its resolution, not its cause. God is in its healing. God is in the relief workers, the doctors, the volunteers, and in the heroic acts of people who saved their neighbors and pulled survivors from their shattered homes.
There is no discussion of "if," just of how long it will take. Folks in Oklahoma don't wait for others to clean up. We simply get after it.
On May 3, 1999, at age 12, I watched the destruction that the EF5 tornado caused in the Oklahoma City metro area. Fourteen years later, as a pastor in a United Methodist Church in Moore, I thought back to 1999 as I helped hurry people into the safe room at our church.