Video showing the damage a tornado created in a small Kentucky town has people thanking God.
According to Fox 17, the roofs of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and its connecting school were ripped off their bases during the tornado.
However, the 40 children in school that day and the 10 educators teaching them emerged unscathed when the storm finally passed.
As Fox 17 reports, it’s believed that because the children and educators sought shelter in a concrete room as the tornado hit, it “may have been what saved their lives.”
But church members like Sylvia Cherry also give credit to God, CBN reports:
“We just give God the glory that no one was hurt.”
According to the West Kentucky Star, after receiving the warning that a tornado was due to make landfall, Michelle Rushing, the director of the Mt. Zion Baptist Day Care, immediately took action by getting everyone into the “safe room.”
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Just 10 minutes later, they felt the building decompress and began hearing loud noises and glass breaking as the tornado hit.
When the power went out, the students began to panic. Rushing told WPSD that they started singing songs like “Jesus Loves Me” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” to help keep everyone calm.
She also credits “the Lord for keeping everyone safe during this very dangerous time.”
And as the church’s pastor, Wes Conner, told Fox 17, God will continue to get them through this difficult time:
“Church is not a building, church is the people. Buildings can be rebuilt, and, frankly, God is going to get us through this. God is going to give us great vision for the future. We as a church family, we are going to rally together.”
Sheriff Matt Carter said the tornado traveled about five miles. No serious injuries were reported, but more than 5,300 people were left without power.