A deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. The tornado was 1.3 miles wide at its peak and stayed on the ground for 39 agonizing minutes as it covered a 17-mile stretch, including a heavily populated section of Moore. An estimated 1,150 homes were destroyed, resulting in over $2 billion in property damage. Sadly, 24 people lost their lives and 377 others were injured.
Hearing of the need for assistance through relationships that several of our members have with a Moore church through our LOGOS Ministry, FBC sent a team of 11 youth and adults to help re-build in this devastated community. The group spent all of their time working in the home of a young family. Unfortunately, the group had to completely re-do the drywall work performed by a prior group of unskilled college students who sloppily completed their work before us. The days (and nights) were exhausting, but it was ultimately rewarding to sense the relief of the family as they saw progress made on rebuilding their home.
As an added bonus, Pastor Adam had the special opportunity to baptize a friend of one of our team members who joined us in our work.