Friday, February 8, 2008

More Tragedy In Lafayette, TN

As if the residents of this fine community didn't have enough to deal with, a Pastor and his family were killed yesterday in an accident near where the tornado struck.

Reverend Michael Welch, who had setup a family crisis center after the tornado struck, along with his wife and two kids are dead. He was working with five different families who had lost loved ones in Tueday's tornado. Their vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.

I am struck by the words of another Pastor in the community....
"He told me he had to minister to five families who found out they had lost loved ones," said the Rev. Don Jones, pastor of the First Baptist Church that is about a block away from the Methodist Church. "They had opened the church up to any survivors, any family members."

More at the WSMV-Channel 4 website here

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