A word from our Bishop of Alabama

Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all ye creatures below……………

This is the Day the Lord hath made. I will be glad and rejoice in it. God has created the Day and all of us for His Worship. Every day is Worship Day. Every act by us in each day is our contribution of worship to our God. Going to church this morning is an
act by us in this great privilege called Worship. This morning Hackleburg will assemble in a tent on their church property. Worshipping our God. What a witness.

Sister Liz Knowles has communicated with me throughout the AM updating me on everything happening. Their first funeral is Wednesday. I plan to attend each one if at all possible. It appears everyone in the church is now accounted for. Five in the church are deceased. In the town ten are unaccounted for and 20 dead.

Please do not send any mail to the church, parsonage addresses or the Knowles POB. The PO is holding all mail in Hamilton.

Water service has been restored within the city limits. It will take considerable more time on restoring the electricity.

So many responded with their presence yesterday to help in any way possible. An estimated 20,000. Angels in the flesh!

Sister Liz texted me that I was the only person that she could get a message to during the storm. Not even her children sitting next to her in the storm shelter could received a text from her.

I will clear my calendar next week in order to visit all of the areas. In the office either early mornings or late evenings.

Pastor Knowles just called me. He asked me to convey to you this information.



THEY NEED 50,000 MEDIUM SIZE PLASTIC STORAGE CONTAINERS WITH LIDS. Similar to those used for storing Christmas decor.

Keep the other area effected in your prayers also. They need assistance also.

Phil Campbell mostly destroyed

East Lawrence

Cordova a major hit

Tuscaloosa major hit. Over 400 reported missing. The tornado was one mile wide and stayed on the ground for seven miles.
Our church building in Tuscaloosa damaged heavily.

Sylvania community wiped out.

Rainsville major destruction. 3/4 of town destroyed.


Pleasant Grove major destruction. It’s been 15 years since the last one there.


If I leave out an area I do mean to do so.

God Bless.

L V Jones

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