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4-18-12 Adventists Reach Out Following Tornado in Woodward, Oklahoma
By Pat Humphrey, Record editor
Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists in the Woodward, Okla., area are making a difference,
|Rick Mercer, pastor of the Woodward church, visits with victims of the tornado in what was once the Hide-Away Trailer Park. Photo by James Bokovoy.|
|What was once a carpet store
in Woodward, Okla., is now rubble.
Photo by James Bokovoy.
In the aftermath of the storm, Jim Landelius and James Bokovoy, pastors in the Oklahoma Conference, along with Randy Mercer, pastor of the Woodward church, have been helping to sort through the debris at Hide-Away Trailer Park, where the Huffs lived. Three neighbors of the couple, a man and two children, who also lived in the same trailer park, were among those who lost their lives in the storm.
A bright spot among some very dark moments for the Huffs was when James Bokovoy discovered Mary's wedding dress among the rubble. Also, their pastor, Rick Mercer, happened upon a page from the Bible study lessons that he had used to study with the Huffs prior to their baptism.
|Very little remains of the trailer homes of Hide-Away Trailer Park. Photo by James Bokovoy.|
Please continue to check the Southwestern Union Web site and Facebook page for updates and information on ways you can help with the relief efforts.