Yesterday, I met a man named Jackson.
A giant tornado ripped through his home of Joplin, Missouri last week. At nearly 150 deaths, this was the single deadliest tornado to hit the U.S. since 1947.
As the storm raged and the tornado absolutely ravaged his neighborhood, Jackson and his family sought shelter in his small concrete basement.
He literally draped himself over his wife and daughter for their protection as his house was ripped up and completely swept away. After the tornado passed, he was forced to put together a small shelter out of some debris and a door in order to protect his family from the rain and hail.
This is real.
This is not Hollywood and the people of Joplin are not actors. They need our help and they need it more badly than I can impart in these few simple words.
I’ll borrow the statement that Cross Point Church has been using to rally support:
Everyone can pray.
Many can give.
Some can go.
If you want to know how you can help, check out http://www.crosspoint.tv/help/.