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Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« on: May 22, 2011, 08:04:07 PM »

 I would like to ask for everyone's prayers as there are strong thunderstorm's with tornadoes on the way.  The cities that have been hit so far have been hit hard- a hospital has been viciously hit hard with a few fatalities.  Also, there are two little Orthodox Churches that appear to be in the path.  Thank you!
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 08:21:33 PM »
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on those of us in the paths of these storms! 

Lord have mercy!
Lord have mercy!
Lord have mercy!

Holy Theotokos, Mother of God, pray for us!
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 08:26:36 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 09:28:00 PM »
Well, this update is bittersweet; Springfield was spared, but a few other towns were really hit bad.  The hospital I mentioned had the entire roof ripped off.  I pray the patients, doctors and nurses are all OK. 


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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 09:35:29 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 11:01:42 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 11:13:08 PM »

Lord, have mercy...and protect everyone in the path of the storms.
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 11:19:45 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 12:05:32 AM »
I just talked to a member of our church in Springfield. They haven't been able to contact two church members that lived in Joplin, and some family of a church member are missing.
As Gabriel mentioned, a hospital took a direct hit, and according to news reports, it seems like 75% of the town is gone. (the town is 50,000 people)
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 12:42:40 AM »
LORD have mercy!

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 12:56:38 AM »
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy.
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 12:00:35 PM »
Just received an email...

The couple from the parish are alright and coping well, their house wasn't on the side of town that was hardest hit.

However, the brother of another parish member, as well as his brother's wife and kid completely lost their cars, their house, and their pets. They are alright, apparently his brother shielded his wife and child from the storm and took a pretty good beating (but he is alright). His mother had a really rough night, as they found the house absolutely destroyed and were unable to find any signs of life (but they finally found them in the hospital).

Apparently a Protestant church was having services (it hit at about 6:00pm) and someone burst in and told everyone it was coming directly for them, and they prayed until it passed (no damage to the church) and the church served as a place of refuge and a base of operations for aiding the surrounding neighborhoods.

So far the death toll is at about 90 and it's climbing.

Lord have mercy on all in Joplin and all the families effected!

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 12:08:56 PM »
Lord have mercy on us though we are sinners. I pray these terrible events somehow work toward your glory.
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2011, 12:44:10 PM »
Prayers .......

Господе Помилуји.....Амин Амин
Lord Have Mercy.....Amen Amen
Gospode Pomiluji.....Amin Amin

Lord have Mercy ,On all the people that lost Their loved ones,
properties, lively hoods and Pets, Grant comfort Oh Lord to them in this
time of trials, Pain, and Sorrow......Amen Amen

   + May the Memories of All that died
     in this Tragic Event ,Ever Be Eternal ....Amen Amen +

Prayers to the Most Blessed Theotokos ,Holy Mother Of God,
For her Help ,With All the Saints......Amen Amen

Hope this is allowed....
video Link of the destruction....http://www.weather.com/outlook/videos/raw-tornado-a-mile-wide-tears-up-town-20695?onloadedmetadata=null&oninput=null&onabort=null&oncanplay=null&onsuspend=null&onpause=null&onratechange=null&onstalled=null&onerror=null&onload=null&onchange=null&onloadeddata=null&onseeking=null&onseeked=null&oncanplaythrough=null&role=&onreset=null&onplay=null&onvolumechange=null&onplaying=null&ontimeupdate=null&onloadstart=null&ondurationchange=null&onwaiting=null&onselect=null&onended=null&onemptied=null&onprogress=null
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2011, 12:47:10 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2011, 12:51:04 PM »
Because words are not always effective, here are some pics from the little town of Joplin, MO.

This is the hospital.  That's the hospitals' emergency helicopter in the forefront.  You can also see that the roof of the hospital is missing.


Here is a semi that was thrown into the air on top of another semi.




Medical records from that hospital are showing up in the yards of Springfield- about 70 miles away!

Lord, have mercy on all those affected!

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2011, 02:12:31 PM »
Lord Have Mercy!

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2011, 03:32:33 PM »
Lord have mercy. Memory eternal.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2011, 07:04:11 PM »
Lord have mercy on those who have fallen asleep with the Lord and on the living.


 I would like to ask for everyone's prayers as there are strong thunderstorm's with tornadoes on the way.  The cities that have been hit so far have been hit hard- a hospital has been viciously hit hard with a few fatalities.  Also, there are two little Orthodox Churches that appear to be in the path.  Thank you!

Do you have an update? How did the Orthodox Churches fare?
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2011, 07:11:36 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2011, 07:14:28 PM »

 I would like to ask for everyone's prayers as there are strong thunderstorm's with tornadoes on the way.  The cities that have been hit so far have been hit hard- a hospital has been viciously hit hard with a few fatalities.  Also, there are two little Orthodox Churches that appear to be in the path.  Thank you!

Do you have an update? How did the Orthodox Churches fare?

Perfectly fine, the tornado was about 70 miles away from both Churches.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2011, 07:16:12 PM »

 I would like to ask for everyone's prayers as there are strong thunderstorm's with tornadoes on the way.  The cities that have been hit so far have been hit hard- a hospital has been viciously hit hard with a few fatalities.  Also, there are two little Orthodox Churches that appear to be in the path.  Thank you!

Do you have an update? How did the Orthodox Churches fare?

Perfectly fine, the tornado was about 70 miles away from both Churches.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2011, 11:23:17 PM »


The joplin high school is gone. Here is where it was. A friend of mine is covering it for npr. He's pretty shaken by what he's seen. 118 dead so far.

Lord have mercy.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2011, 11:43:27 PM »
Just an extra note,


 
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                                        NOTICE REGARDING JOPLIN
Commissioner Brian Baker has been in contact with Officials and they are requesting anyone wanting to help in anyway PLEASE DO NOT GO TO JOPLIN JUST YET- They are asking for emergency qualified persons only at this time- Too many people wanting to help out have arrived already and they are requesting please wait on stand by for the right time when they will need more help.

 If you have any questions, please fax SEMA's Planning/Disaster Recovery Division 573-634-7966 or the Red Cross.

 Cass County Sheriff Department has sent 13 Deputy's to Joplin the night of the storm and Cass County Public Works has contacted officials and is on hold to provide resources when they are ready for them. Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce 380-5271 is collecting toiletries if you wish to donate.


 Thank You.

 Cass County Commission

I heard that more than 1500 people (volunteers) just showed up looking to help.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2011, 07:31:39 AM »
Lord Have Mercy

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2011, 02:57:12 PM »
Please continue praying for Joplin and the greater area there is a possibility that they could be in the path of some severe storms again tonight.

May the Lord Have Mercy and protect his servants!
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2011, 03:12:24 PM »
My sister works/worked at a nursing home there that was totally leveled. She wasn't there that night, but has been there digging through the rubble looking for bodies. Out of some 75 residents of the home many lived, but 12 bodies have been found. One was a young worker.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2011, 09:12:53 PM »
I haven't even seen this reported here.

Lord, have mercy! Lord, have mercy! Lord, have mercy!
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2011, 09:37:57 PM »
More than 1000 people are unaccounted for in Joplin right now.

At this time another tornado is bearing down on Oklahoma City.

Lord have mercy.


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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2011, 09:53:24 PM »
Goodness, there is a tornadic storm bearing down on Dallas too! Mercy!

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2011, 10:22:53 PM »
It looks like Oklahoma has been hit as well with a few deaths...and Storms with similar conditions to the storm that hit Joplin are on the way to Arkansas

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2011, 10:29:28 PM »
For perspective here is a before and after picture of the same place in Joplin.



By the way, Joplin is under a tornado warning again and rescue efforts have been halted.
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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2011, 11:35:33 PM »
Lord have mercy! Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest at Joplin, apparently their website read: "Thank God for the 127 dead in Joplin".
Lord have mercy on their souls...

The number of dead is now at 142... Lord have mercy!

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2011, 02:49:03 PM »
Lord Have Mercy! (sometimes I wonder whats wrong with people)

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2011, 05:03:06 PM »

OK...now it's Michigan's turn to be worried.

Warnings are popping up all over the place.  My phone won't stop vibrating.

Let's hope it's not as bad as it looks.

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Re: Urgent Prayer Request- Tornado/Thunderstorm
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2011, 07:41:02 PM »
Lord have mercy!

Before/After satellite image of a neighborhood in Joplin:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-joplin-tornado-slider,0,2395484.htmlstory

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« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2011, 08:59:43 PM »
Lord Have Mercy!
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« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2011, 10:28:18 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xcOXJAnztw

I don't think the westboro protest went quite as planned.
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