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Episode 65: The Hattie Jo Collins Story


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On March 3, 2020, an EF4 tornado struck Cookeville, Tennessee, in the middle of the night, taking the lives of 19 people.

Among those who died was four-year old Hattie Jo Collins, the oldest daughter of Macy and Matt Collins.

In this episode, Macy and Matt tell the story of what happened that night and in the "dark night of the soul" that came over them in the days, weeks, months, and years that followed.

They also tell the story of how God is transforming even the terrible and tragic death of their daughter into a ministry of comfort, healing, help, and hope for those who are in desperate need of good news in their darkest hours.

Link to The Christian Chronicle's online story about Macy and Matt Collins and the Magnolia Foundation they set up in honor of Hattie Jo Collins.

Link to the Magnolia Foundation.

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