Your Prayers Needed for a small town in Kansas - Please respond

@lreddell (172)
United States
May 5, 2007 6:02pm CST
Hello to all. I would humbly like to ask each and every one of you to pray for the people of Greensburg, Kansas. If you have not heard, the town of Greensburg took a major hit from a tornado shortly before 10 pm Friday (5/4/07) night. The majority of the town has damage, with the west side completely leveled. Downtown was hit hard, with complete destruction of businesses, and residential areas. Their schools, fire/police station, and hospital were all severely damaged as well. My sister's brother-in-law lives in Greensburg. He lost everything he owns: his home, clothes, both vehicles - all gone. The thing he does have, is his life. We feel very blessed that the tornado spared his life. Others were not as fortunate. The entire county (Kiowa), where Greensburg is located, has been designated as a national disaster. The only thing I ask of my fellow Lotters, is your prayers. Please pray for the residents of Greensburg. For the families that have lost friends and loved ones. And for the fine folks that lost their lives. Thank you! Hugs.
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@TheWuzz (98)
• United States
7 May 07
You know they all have our prayers. Here is a link of aerial photos of the devistation that everyone might want to see. Live about 70 miles from there http://www.kansas.com/static/slides/050507tornadoaerials/
@lreddell (172)
• United States
8 May 07
Thank you TheWuzz for the slides! They are, um... undescribible. I can't even put into words how it makes me feel seeing the horrific destruction. Have you heard that the Greensburg tornado was an F5? Two hundred plus miles per hour winds.... I can't even imagine. By the way, where do you live? I live by Cheney. Hugs.
• United States
8 May 07
Live in Russell. Small world isn't it?
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@lreddell (172)
• United States
16 May 07
Yes, it is a small world. I've been through Russell many times. Nice town!!
@peavey (16618)
• United States
5 May 07
I will add my prayers. This is a terrible thing to happen. I will pray especially for your sister's brother-in-law, that he can find peace about it.
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@lreddell (172)
• United States
6 May 07
peavey, I think my sis's BIL will need some time for it to sink in, and for the reality to hit him that he has lost everything, but his life. I can't imagine the shock the town must be feeling. Its so sad.
@peavey (16618)
• United States
6 May 07
It has to be so hard. I can't even imagine having your entire life changed that suddenly - most of us can't imagine it. I will continue to pray for him and the others.
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
5 May 07
I will add the people of Kanas to my daily paryer! I hope we can all get over this tragic event through our faith.
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@lreddell (172)
• United States
6 May 07
Thank you so much liyan97! This is the "Bible belt" and the faith of the Kansas people is strong indeed. Faith will help the folks of Greensburg heal.
@mjsdls (1841)
• United States
5 May 07
I have heard about this and lifted up a prayer for them all. I will continue to pray and especially for your family. This is a very sad situation. Keep trusting and believing in God for cares for you. He will turn this situation around for the better.
@lreddell (172)
• United States
6 May 07
Thank you, mjsdls! Your prayers are much appreciated. Yes, God does care or my sis's BIL would not be alive right now. Hugs!