Two pastors from the same town in Arkansas are left grasping for answers after a deadly tornado swept through their town on Sunday evening, damaging one pastor's home and church and completely demolishing another pastor's house. This is the second tornado to damage the small Southern town in three years.
Wade Lentz, pastor of Beryl Baptist Church in Vilonia, Ark., says he is still trying to "understand why" God has allowed his family to go through the suffering of enduring another tornado's destruction, but adds that he knows "God does not make any mistakes."
There have been at least eleven new deaths from tornadoes that ravaged Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, according to officials on Monday. The twisters moved across the South, bringing the total death toll to 29 and threatening nearly 75 million Americans in the region.
"Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms will affect portions of the lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys into central and eastern gulf states this afternoon into tonight. Several tornadoes, a few of which could be strong. Very large hail and straight line damaging winds appear likely," the National Weather Service stated in the latest warning Tuesday morning.
At least 17 people were killed in Arkansas and Oklahoma earlier on Sunday during the tornado outbreak, leaving scores of homes and businesses destroyed. Fox News shared that tens of thousands of people were without power in Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi, while thousands of others remained in basements and shelters. more >>
Former Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole joined pastor and author Joel Osteen to honor military caregivers during a worship service at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, Sunday.
Dole addressed the megachurch congregation to talk about her foundation's efforts to honor the estimated 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers.
"I am deeply grateful and touched that pastor Osteen has joined our national coalition. He was the first to respond when we put out a call to the faith communities for help in supporting our military and veteran caregivers," stated Dole. more >>
Cell phone footage of some of the chilling conversations of victims on board the South Korean ferry that sank on April 16 has been released. Over 100 people remain missing.
CNN obtained and translated the three-minute long audio clip, shared by South Korean national TV network JTBC. The forage was reportedly taken from a teenage boy's cell phone on the vessel.
Some of the chilling comments that can be heard on board include: "Wow, it's tilting a lot. We're tilting to this side. Can't move." "You think I'm really gonna die?" What's going on?" more >>
In a provocative new video meant to draw awareness to the growing plight of homelessness in New York City, the nation's first-ever rescue mission documents how it carried out an elaborate undercover scheme to see if people would recognize their own family members if they were homeless and living on the streets.
The video documents what happened when unwitting participants in the New York City Rescue Mission's project were secretly filmed and eventually saw footage of themselves walking by their own spouses, parents, siblings, cousins and other relatives.
Watch the New York City Rescue Mission's powerful video, that just might bring you to tears: more >>
The death toll in the South Korea ferry disaster has reached 108 people. Crew members were arrested along with the ship's captain for their decisions last week during the sinking.
"We pray for the Sewol victims who lost their precious lives due to the accident," Chonghaejin Marine, which operated the ferry, said in a statement. "We prostrate ourselves before the victims' families and beg for forgiveness."
Rescue workers are still searching for 190 missing passengers, as more new bodies are being found every day. BBC News reported that it is still not clear what caused the incident last week, when the ferry "Sewol" sank off the southern coast near Jindo carrying 459 people on board, mostly students. more >>