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Published On: Wed, May 29th, 2013

Convoy of Hope joins with Oral Roberts students, alum to help Oklahoma tornado victims

The tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma last week devastated the area and Convoy of Hope is working with a group of students and alumni from Oral Roberts University (ORU) and GEB America to help survivors immediately following the disaster.

A team of ORU students and alumni, with the assistance of Convoy of Hope, spent a day helping victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., last week. (Oral Roberts University)

A team of ORU students and alumni, with the assistance of Convoy of Hope, spent a day helping victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., last week. (Oral Roberts University)

Jeremy Burton, Charisma News, writes about his experience working with the group to help the region in a May 209 article.

“After setting up in a church parking lot, it became apparent that we needed to take supplies directly into the neighborhoods, which were highly restricted to prevent looting,” he begins.

Convoy of Hope is deploying supplies as the ORU team puts supply packs consisting of food, water and personal hygiene products. These are then distrubuted to the nearby neighborhoods, especially those “largely leveled close to the high school in Moore.”

Inside the neighborhood, we heard countless stories of survival and faith. One man shared that he didn’t care about his house but was thankful to God that his family was alive and well. He told us that a week before the tornadoes, he felt God wanted him to preach on loss. He now plans to speak about what God taught him through this difficult situation.

The man had painted the words “Job 1:21” across a wall that still stood in his decimated house. The Scripture reads, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised” (NIV).

Check out the full article, the testimonies and observations from ground zero in Oklahoma.

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