Tornado Rips Off Adventist Church’s Roof as Members Pray Inside

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A tornado tore the roof off a Seventh-day Adventist church in the U.S. state of Oklahoma while church members huddled in a cramped corner in prayer, a church officer said Thursday.

Miraculously, no one was injured in the storm that struck the Bethel Adventist Church in Tulsa during prayer meeting on Wednesday night.

“God spared our lives for a purpose, if you could see the real magnitude of the damage and how blessed we are,” Ella Suttle, assistant clerk to the church’s pastor, told the Adventist Review. “We have a lot to tell the people around us and be a witness for Jesus.”

Multiple tornadoes touched down in Tulsa on Wednesday night as a storm blew across the region, injuring at least seven people, including one seriously, local media reported. Several other buildings were also damaged, and about 5,000 people in the city of 400,000 were left without power.

The damage was particularly striking at the Bethel church, located in the north of the city. A gaping hole marked the spot once occupied by the roof, and windows were blown out of the cars in the church’s parking lot. Read More.


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