A tornado-stricken school in Oklahoma credits God for His providence and protection. Despite the damage the building sustained, the school praised God for having no records of injuries to any students or faculty.
Oklahoma Baptist University took a hit when a tornado passed through the region. And according to Heath Thomas, president of OBU, the storm was one that had “never been experienced in the history of the university.”
The student’s and faculty’s safety has been credited as a miracle. “But because of your diligence and the way that you responded, and really, God’s protection, we have no injuries. We have no fatalities. And listen, where I’m from, that is hallelujah territory, that’s a miracle,” Heath added.
The damage to the Christian university’s building is considered “significant.”
Governor Kevin Stitt surveyed and witnessed the storm’s destruction to the campus, saying that “almost every building was damaged.”
Today, they canceled the classes to assess the damages. The priority, however, has been on the students’ safety, shelter, food, and water.
“We have an unbelievable team and partners who have joined together and offered their time to serve you,” Health told the students, assuring them of their stay inside the building.
“We’ve got some challenging days ahead. I don’t know how it’s all going to look. But I know who’s going to
make it all clear. And that’s the Lord. And so we’re gonna trust Him.”
His encouraging words comforted the troubled students.
Many who listened to Heath’s announcement appreciated his work and passion. One watcher said, “I greatly appreciate Dr. Thomas’ words and leadership. Continuing to pray for OBU.”
Meanwhile, others commented on his dedication and love for the students. “Dr. Thomas is such an amazing man!! Loving those kids like Jesus! Words will never say how grateful I am for his leadership!!
Let us continue to pray for OBU and their recovery.
Reference: Christian Headlines
Header Image: Oklahoma Baptist University, Tornado clean-up, Retrieved April 24, 2023, from https://www.okbu.edu/