ROLLING FORK, MISSISSIPPI — Becky Myles praises God for the Samaritan’s Purse volunteers in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, who cleaned up debris on her property and searched for precious keepsakes after her house was destroyed by a tornado.
Becky Myles – Homeowner:
You hear all the potential of a tornado, but you never really think a tornado is gonna come. The weatherman said, a tornado and rolling fork in three minutes.
By the time he said three minutes, we heard something sound like a train. So we ran down the hall to get into our bathroom. My husband, myself, and our nine-year-old granddaughter.
I said, “Let’s jump in the tub.” We didn’t even get a chance to get in the tub, and it hit our house. So we was like just down on the floor. My husband was trying to cover us. Bricks and stuff was hitting him. It was loud. You could hear- you could hear the roaring, and the house just breaking apart. I had prepared myself for the house to just fall on us.
I just called on Jesus. I said, “Jesus, this is it.” I just asked Jesus to forgive us of our sins. And it’s like he just gave me peace. Like, no, it’s not going to fall. And just told me to just look up. And when I looked up, it was just a sky. All of a sudden, it’s like a few minutes ago, I had a home. Now we don’t have a home.
We had no shoes on. Nails were everywhere. People screaming and yelling because my neighbor’s their houses fell on them. When I tell you nobody on this street died, you go walk up and down our street, we all should be gone. We all should be gone.
It’s horrible, it’s tragic, but God is still good. Volunteers were on us so fast, helping us. It’s like they just dropped out the sky.
Chloe Pouliot – Volunteer:
My name is Chloe, I’m a volunteer here with Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief.
When we got here, Becky had already started looking at a couple things that had a lot of sentimental value to her, and we’re still looking for a photo album of her wedding.
We’re doing some tree work in front. We have some great tree workers from all around the country. We’re just here to love on Becky and her family as they have gone through a lot of loss.
Becky is very involved with her community. And even just on this block, she has several family members who were also affected by the storm.
Miss Elmira, she got trapped in her home. The Robertsons, they were trapped in their home. The Kennys, you know, Gail, just so many people. They were trapped and their homes fell on them.
But everybody is here. Nobody perished. We’re all here. It’s a miracle. God is good. It’s a miracle.
Becky and her family have continued to just come together and support one another, which is really encouraging. They’re all able to stay together at her mother-in-law’s house right now. So we also have a team out at her mother-in-law’s house right now tarping her roof to help keep them drier and a safe place to stay.
If it wasn’t for the volunteers, I don’t know what we’d do. Just look around. You know, you come here giving everything to us. You don’t even know us. It’s a blessing. It’s a blessing.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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