VIDEO: Home of Missions Director Destroyed by Joplin Tornado

Residents in Joplin, Mo., continue to pick up the pieces after a devastating EF5 tornado ripped through the town on May 22. The twister was the deadliest storm to hit the U.S. since 1947. More than 140 people lost their lives.

With damage estimates expected to reach $3 billion, the Joplin storm is on track to be one of the costliest tornadoes ever.

Many families lost everything they had in the deadly storm. One of those families is C. Don Burke and his wife, Naomi. The couple serves as Indian missions directors for the Pentecostal Church of God, which is headquartered in Joplin.

The Burkes were renting a duplex off Connecticut Street and were home when the storm hit. Don describes how the Lord protected them in the video clip below.


The couple lost most of their household items in the storm. The PCG has set up a special fund to help them get back on their feet.

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