Franklin Graham Update April

Franklin Graham Update April

Deadly Tornadoes Shred Mississippi

Dear Friend,

It was a night of terror across Mississippi. An EF-4 tornado ripped through the Delta on March 24, cutting the towns of Rolling Fork and Silver City to splinters. Cars, trucks, and tractor trailers were picked up by 170-mph winds and thrown around like toys. Some houses are reduced to toothpicks.

Samaritan's Purse rushed a Disaster Relief Unit to Rolling Fork and Silver City, and volunteer teams are already on the ground working hard in Jesus' Name. We also deployed a second unit to Amory, where the same storm system spawned more violent weather. Teams in both places are helping people sift through the debris, remove trash, tarp roofs, and cut downed trees.

On Monday our team helped Kathy and Jerry Martin in Rolling Fork. The couple has been married more than 50 years and built their house in 1978.

Kathy shared with our team that she prayed in the hallway as the storm roared overheard. "It was mighty," she said. "It's just stuff you never dream about." Her entire back porch was torn off the house and whipped through her bedroom, leaving behind a big hole in the wall and a trail of broken glass and debris.

She was relieved when our team arrived to clean up inside her home and outside too. Before we arrived, she said she had no idea where to begin. As we worked, we stopped to pray for her.

We rushed a Disaster Relief Unit to Rolling Fork and Silver City and volunteer teams are already out working.

"I love each and every one of you," she said choking up a bit. "Thank you so much. I don't know how I could've done it without you."

At least 26 people died in these terrifying storms. People are grieving; many have lost all they've ever had. They face a long and uncertain future. Let's join together in praying for those who are facing so much loss.


As we look forward to Easter, thank you for your prayers and support that make it possible for Samaritan's Purse to bring the hope of Christ's resurrection to the ends of the earth. Thank you, and may God richly bless you.

Franklin Graham

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