More than 1,000 volunteers so far have come out to serve homeowners in Jesus’ Name. I-diem continues the work in Alabama, and we’ve expanded our response just across the border into Georgia. We praise God that six people have received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
On the afternoon that tornadoes ripped through Lee County, Alabama, Ashley Martin was coming back home from Georgia and talking on the phone with her mother. Her mother said sirens were sounding because twisters had been spotted. Then Ashley’s mother said she could hear one coming. The next minutes felt like an eternity.
Logan Briggs searches through the rubble at the home of Sergeant Robert Burroughs who was injured along with his wife and youngest daughter during the tornado.
LOGAN BRIGGS SEARCHES THROUGH THE RUBBLE AT THE HOME OF SERGEANT ROBERT BURROUGHS WHO WAS INJURED ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER DURING THE TORNADO.
“She told me a tree fell on dad’s car, and they were getting in the closet,” Ashley recalls. “Then we lost contact.”
When her mother again called, she was overcome with panic. “We’re not OK! We’re not OK. Dad is trapped! I can’t get him out!”
Ashley’s mother, younger sister, and father, Alabama State Trooper Sergeant Robert Burroughs, had just been picked up in their house by a tornado and scattered more than 100 yards across their property. It was a miracle that a twister with the force to snap trees and rake homes from foundations had not also taken their lives. Emergency first responders were able to rescue Officer Burroughs, who is still in intensive care recovering from broken ribs, lacerations, and other injuries.