Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mass Destruction

Saturday April 16th was a day we will never forget. Terrible storms and tornadoes moved across North Carolina leaving behind mass destruction. These pictures were taken close to my home. It seemed that it was all around us yet we were able to come out of this untouched and blessed beyond measure. We had golfball sized hail pounding against our windows but the glass never broke. As we huddled in our closet as a family we tried to stay calm, pray, and have faith that we would be safe. Heavenly Father was watching over us as well as the members of our ward. However, there were members in the Fayetteville 1st and 4th Wards that were vicitms of this disaster. Today (Sunday) the priesthood member of our ward left ready and willing to go to Fayetteville and help where they were needed. Among them were my two oldest daughters who wanted to go and help. I am grateful for their willingness to serve and their example to their two younger sisters. I do love the members of the Dunn Ward. They are always ready and willing to help anyone in need. In times of need they are always there and that is a wonderful feeling to know they are there. Things like this will continue to happen more and more as the time draws near for our Savoir's return. I can only pray that we will all be prepared and ready for anything. These are just a few of the many terrible disaster that I saw.

This is a small Hispanic church that was demolished . As we drove past their members were helping to clean up and collect anything they could.
What a bold statement of a flag that someone stood back up. It really brought tears to my eyes. This was at the sight of the Hispanic church.


Tommy said...

Wow. I can't believe that was so close to our house. I'm so thankful y'all are ok. My mom said she went to help in Fayetteville and so many homes were destroyed. I know many people were grateful for the service the Dunn ward provided today.

Natalie said...

So glad you posted this, I was oblivious until I saw this today. I wish I could be there to help, so many lives affected. It is hard to watch from away.

Christi Graham said...

I heard the Dunn area got hit pretty hard. I was thinking about you all and I'm glad you are safe. Seeing all of this makes my heart break though. I wish we were still there to be able to help out too.

Beth said...

Glad you're all okay...Luckily we're okay in Hope Mills.

Staceroo said...

I'm glad you guys are safe - and also willing servants to help strengthen the feeble knees and lift the hands that hang down. Your family is awesome.