LA Pastor Counts Blessings after Deadly Twister

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Tornadoes ripped through Louisiana and Arkansas Thursday, killing one man and causing some damage. Still, many residents there are counting their blessings.

Wind and thunderstorms caused instant havoc in Bossier City, La., where electrical fires burned four townhouses. Dozens of vehicles were damaged by trees and blowing debris. Miraculously no one in the town was injured.

"I was having a very serious conversation with my God and Lord and Savior. And He's the only reason that we're all alright here because this could have gotten bad," Bossier City resident Bill Broadway said.

In Shreveport, La., one man was killed in the storms when a tree fell on his car.

Miracle in the Storm

Another man was injured when a twister ripped the steeple off of First United Methodist Church, crushing his car. Authorities say it's amazing he wasn't killed. The church's pastor agrees.

"People who do not believe in modern day miracles, they ought to see what I saw yesterday and see the person I saw in the hospital this morning talking coherent, alert, bruised and cut in several places but not any life threatening injuries," Rev. Pat Day said.

"And we are so thankful and grateful to God for what has occurred," he added.

Pastor Day said the tornadoes gave him the material for this Sunday's sermon.

"There are so many people right now that are going through storms. Not just a tornado or a hail storm or whatever it may be," he said. "But are going through all types of storms and Jesus Christ truly is the greatest source of strength and the greatest source of protection in the midst of any and every storm.

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John Waage

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