Churches Across Joplin Mark 1 Year Anniversary Of Twister With Sermons Of Hope

05.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The President of the United States will be in Joplin, Missouri today, speaking at the graduation ceremony at Joplin High School. Tomorrow marks one year since an EF5 tornado destroyed a third of the city, killing 161 people, and leveling 75-hundred buildings. Hundreds of families are still living in FEMA trailors. Despite all the destruction, the message in church Sunday in sanctuaries across the city of Joplin was hope-giving. The Reverend Aaron Brown at Saint Paul's Methodist Church said "the world needs to hear from us, in the face of what we've gone through... that life still wins."