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Nashville church worships without a building

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/09/20, 10:55 am

Congregants of Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church gathered to “worship in the rubble” on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. The church lost the roofs of two buildings during a spate of tornadoes that struck the state on Tuesday, killing 24 people and causing major damage.

How are congregants dealing with the disaster? Church members gathered in a tent in the parking lot to sing, pray, and thank God. Bobbie Harris, 79, lost her rental home, her workplace, and her church when a twister struck her community in North Nashville. “Through it all, God is good,” she told reporters on Sunday. Pastor Jacques Boyd led the congregation in prayer on the sunny, windy morning: “We must trust in the Savior who does not deliver us from storms but through storms.”

Dig deeper: Read Leah Hickman’s report on how one Midwest town recovered after a tornado destroyed 600 homes in 2013.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • Steve Shive
    Posted: Tue, 03/10/2020 05:41 am

    I love that quote! “We must trust in the Savior who does not deliver us from storms but through storms.” It is poorly understood and easily forgotten in the midst of the storm. 

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