For two days this week, I was privileged to serve with my Dad and best friend, Emily in Joplin, MO. This week, they're there with a group of others from their church, conducting Camp Noah at a church and school there.
Camp Noah is a program designed specifically to help kids who have lived through natural disasters.
The tornado in Joplin was over a year ago. But there are still so many children who have been through such terrible things, who are still hurting so much.
It seems to me that children are a little bit forgotten when terrible disasters like tornadoes happen. People are eager to help, eager to volunteer their time to rebuild. But what about the mental and emotional damage the children suffer?
I'm not trying to preach to you. I'm not trying to guilt you into giving your time or money into programs like Camp Noah.
But at the very least, pray for these children, not just in Joplin, but everywhere who still suffer so greatly from these kinds of disasters, and pray for those who minister to them.