Joplin Relief Effort

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Last week I loaded up the car and headed to Joplin, Missouri with my friend Bob Anistario. We were going to meet up with several groups of people helping in the relief effort following the devastating tornado of May 22nd. Those groups included;
*Dallas County Disaster Relief Unit
*Bridge Builders
*Arms of Compassion a Ministry of Oklahoma Free Will Baptist
*Illinois Master's Men Disaster Relief Unit

I was representing The Hanna Project and we were able to connect with our own field worker Jennifer Stogsdill who lives in Joplin and several other volunteers from MO, OK, and IL.

It was an unforgettable 4 days of hard work and service. And yet, I am so thankful we were able to go and serve.

I have posted multiple pictures and videos on my facebook, twitter, and flicker accounts. Please be in prayer for those who have been affected by these horrific storms in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Missouri. There is never a shortage of disasters and each one is an opportunity for each of us to respond and help. I hope you will get involved in helping others somewhere in the world.

The following video was created by Carlos Whitteaker who attends Cross Point Church in Nashville. He does a great job capturing the devastation as well as the hope that the many organizations and churches brought to the people of Joplin.