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Yes, you read that right. Another deadly tornado has hit, this time in Joplin, Missouri. 89 are confirmed dead. The number is likely to climb.

As you read this headline, please stop whatever you are doing to take a moment to pray for those affected by this tragedy. Prayer changes things.

Second, don’t wait to help. Call or text people you know, contact the Red Cross, check out what your church denomination is doing, or just hop in your car and drive to Joplin if you’re close enough to help. Now is not the time to debate how a loving God could allow tragedy to happen; now’s the time to help.

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DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending ChristianityNot in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at ActivistFaith.org.

 

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