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A Ride Home – with Joe Prince
After a tornado swept across Essex County in 2016, we stopped by a local church that had been destroyed. A young couple was waiting there and wanted help getting into where their trailer had been. I offered them a ride in my truck because their car couldn’t make it back there.
The only thing left of the mobile home they had lived in was the axles. The woman had just been released from the hospital, and her 8 year old daughter was still at UVA. Both had been found in a wheat field after the tornado, thrown out of the mobile home.
Just giving them a ride gave me the opportunity to share with them. I tried to ease their minds and help them work through the shock. We talked about what to expect in the days ahead, where to go for more assistance, things like that. I offered to pray with them.
Even when someone has lost everything, they want to talk and pray. They want assurance that God is still there and wants to take care of them.