Glenn took a call today from a woman who says she just knew she had go to Joplin to help out. Disabled and not exactly sure what she could do to help, she didn't let that serve as an excuse and went ahead with the trip. Not only was she able to help out, she herself was inspired by what she saw. Individuals from the surrounding area coming together and helping people who have lost everything - it's the kind of example America needs to see and hear about because it's the evidence American can survive dreaded 'cuts'.
" Everything was just gone and this was, you know, probably a mile and a half wide and they said it had actually gone through 13 miles. It took out a third of the city," the caller said of the destruction. "
But there was hope.
"You could not even imagine the kindness that was there people were just so happy to be alive and the stories that I heard were just unbelievable and there was a woman who -- remember I said that, you know, God sent me there and I didn't know where I was going to stay or anything. This woman I talked to the last day I was volunteering and she had come from northern Michigan. So, she had driven 1300 miles. I drove about 500. And she said the same thing. She came in Tuesday evening, same time, and she was leaving the day after me and God had said the same thing to her. She said, I had no idea where I was going to say or what I was going to do and I thought, this is so awesome that God is pulling these people in and things are just okaying out."