‘Joplin needs us,’ says plea from Oklahoma church
The Tulsa World reports:
After seeing news accounts of the devastating tornado that ripped through Joplin, the Park Plaza Church of Christ issued a plea to its members – “Joplin needs us.”
Since Monday, the church has been collecting bottled water for relief workers and displaced Missourians who lost their homes in the deadly storm.
“We have so many people here that can help and want to help,” Park Plaza Church of Christ executive minister Ryan Pope said. “We didn’t think about it too much. We just started collecting water.”
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See our previous posts on the Joplin tornado.
FeedbackLove seeing the Spirit of our living God at work! GIGATTAATTGIGPatti SikesMay, 25 2011Does anyone know of a congregation that is coordinating the relief effort for the members of the Church of Christ in Joplin? If so, please send their contact information.
Jim and Pat LanierJimMay, 28 2011At church today, a lady said her daughter was missing in Joplin. The daughter’s name is Barbara Halpain. The mother said the daughter was a member of the Church of Christ. If you know someone this lady could call, a person or agency, please let me know so I can pass this along. My e-mail is: [email protected] Thanks!Harold WilliamsMay, 29 2011Love to see the love of God and our neighbors in action!!
A pregnancy center in Joplin that provides help for women seeking alternatives to abortions is still standing. LifeChoices has become a center of help for the neighborhood� handing out baby supplies: clothes, diapers, food, wipes, etc. They need donations for the help they are providing after the tornado. I donated online…it was easy!
This not only helps those devastated by the tornado, but also continues this ministry that works against the abortion industry (of which I am very passionate about).Lori HarmonJune, 1 2011@ Jim– Mount Hope Church of Christ in Webb City, MO is leading the relief effort. If you or anyone else wishes to donate supplies, please call the church at (417) 624-1795 and ask for Greg Spink.
If there are those that want to volunteer to go to the disaster area to help with the Mount Hope and/or the community, you need to register at www.churchesofchristdrt.org.Andrew NorrisJuly, 2 2011