Monday, July 30, 2012
Last Thursday a horrific Tornado swept through Elmira NY. Thanks to God no one was killed, but there was extensive damage.
Every Thursday evening we meet at South Side Alliance for our small group. Not realizing the full fury of the storm, we headed to the church. Roads were blocked, trees were down, and most of the power was out. It looked like heavy winds had definitely visited our town. By the time we pulled into the parking lot we decided that if the church didn't have power, we were going home.
My husband's rule is, if just one person shows up for group, we have it. Surprisingly, a gentleman who we will call Harvey showed up, and the power was on in the church. Considering the circumstances, I would have rather been home. But, I hopped out of the car, locked it up, and slowly walked into the church.
It was Harvey's first time to the Thursday evening church service, and he gave his life to Jesus!
We found out later that the power was only on for three hours that evening and we were there for two of them. Coincidence? I don't think so! :) Although it is doubtful that this storm was created to get Harvey to church, it is probable that it was used as a tool.
Posted by Peggy Slocum at 7:14 PM