This past week-end parts of American experienced many devastating tornadoes throughout a number of states. My home state, NC, and neighboring county, Bertie, was affected by tragedy with the loss of 12 lives, homes and property damage. When this happens in your own backyard so often we feel so helpless that we become helpless.

I myself felt helpless and overwhelmed as I looked and heard the news. I was given the opportunity to firsthand experience people helping people. It truly is a blessing to know that there are people who are willing to “put their hands to the plow”, to help the victims of this disaster. I saw men and women, from churches and surrounding counties and communities, coming to offer their assistance. One of the local churches, has offered their grounds and facilities, for the people who need meals, the donations, the Samaritan’s Purse trucks, etc. What a blessing!

When the church joins together with one another in unity we see Jesus. The Word Of God says, “and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” It was such a rewarding opportunity to not only see but be a part of rebuilding our community.