Bonnie Ponce urges Relief readers to pray for the people who have been hit hard by the recent tornadoes. There seems to be a lot of natural disasters happening lately. Joplin, Missouri was hit hard by tornados last week and the Springfield Massachusetts was also hit hard. In times of natural disasters we see so many tough pictures of destruction and chaos. Families left homeless or a loved one gone, they are stunned by how quickly their lives changed for the worse in a matter of minutes. But also there are pictures of hope, people gathering, hugging, praying, and handing out food and water to survivors. It is in the times of greatest loss that people often turn to God. In loss we realized that we are not self sufficient and able to hold everything together and we search for answers. The deepest longing of our hearts wants to know that God cares about us, our hurts, pains, loss, and needs. So I challenge you to pray for the people of Joplin and Springfield that they would be comforted while they rebuild their lives.
Bonnie Ponce is the Director of Support Raising for Relief and lives in Huntsville, Texas with her husband and betta fish. She has a BA in English from Sam Houston State University. After work she enjoys relaxing with a good book or working on her novel.