What an incredible day! We woke up this morning in Pratt, KS and began our first full day of legit chasing after a mission briefing and hearty breakfast with the team. Our first stop of the day was in Greensberg, KS. Greensberg is a small town that was 95% destroyed by an F5 tornado in 2007. Even now, 4 years later, the destruction is still seen throughout the community. While hearts are still torn and lives changed forever, through it all there is an indescribable peace and hope in the hearts of many of its citizens. The rebuilding process is well under way with Main Street looking great with brand new, state of the art, “green” buildings. What an incredible testimony the people of Greensberg are of hope and new beginnings. The Lord is good and has clearly shown His love and mercy throughout this small, yet resilient, town.
After leaving Greensburg we headed north to intercept a developing super cell! After many hours on the road, we finally encountered are first storm with strong winds, heavy rain, lighting, and hail. All the ingredients were right to produce a perfect tornado, but unfortunately nothing ever developed from the storm because the sky was too cluttered with other various storm cells which restricted any one cells ability to produce rotation.
Despite not seeing a tornado, God still showed His goodness by allowing us to witness an incredible sunset through the storm with a stunning lighting show. Tomorrow is our last full day of chasing and then Saturday we head back to our normal lives.
Until next time,