High Point Tornado Touchdown

When the tornado touched down in High Point last Sunday night it caused devastation that made national news.  Here are a couple of pictures that you may have seen on the television.

Homes just off North Johnson street in High Point

Damage happened on March 28, 2010 - Sunday Night

Today some of the Burmese got involved in tornado relief.   Wednesday morning three Burmese and myself went to the neighborhood pictured above and helped move brush to the street, cleaned up a debris strewn lawn and moved sections of a downed fence to the street.

Lae Lo Thaw, Win Maung, Cung Pen Lian

In the picture above these gentlemen pose next to a 20′ section of gutter that was launched from a house and speared into the ground in a soggy back yard.

Picture of some of the damaged yards we cleaned

On Wednesday evening, First Wesleyan Church took about 200 volunteers to another hard hit neighborhood.   Steve and Peggy Hambright had extensive tree damage on their property and their neighbors also suffered severe damage.   Crews from the FWC, in red t-shirts, worked up and down the street.  Here they are battling with a massive log, in a neighbor’s yard, to get it cut up and moved to the side of the street.

Derrick Johnson, Ka Di Thang, Joel Farlow, and Cung Pen Lian

Among the volunteers from our church on Wednesday night were Frosintina, Bi Bi, Kay McMurphy, Ka Di Thang, Peng Len Thakbal, Win Maung and Cung Pen Lian.    Win Maung was the newest arrival and was a great help with the team.


About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on April 1, 2010, in A-B, C-D, E-G, K-L, O-P, V-Z. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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