Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Radical Love: Duggars Rush to Joplin

We all know that the Duggars are a compassionate, caring family, but earlier this week, they took that concept to the next level. Prepared to be blown away and encouraged like never before...

When the Duggars heard about the tornado that devastated the city of Joplin, Missouri, only an hour and a half north of their home in Northwest Arkansas, they not only prayed for the rescue workers--they became the rescue workers. Sunday evening, Jim Bob, Josh, Jana, John, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, and Josiah drove up to Joplin and spent hours distributing supplies and physically searching for signs of life amidst the rubble of 2,000 fallen buildings. Wow! Talk about radical love!
Read the full story and watch a short video on TMZ.

On a scale of 1-10, how encouraged are you by this story? Were you affected by Sunday's storms?


23 comments:

  1. I'd give them a ten or twenty because its so great to help out those that lost everything. Its just so heart breaking.

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  2. Wow! My husband and I took our 7 children to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We are not as financially blessed, so we waited for the donations to come in. We took a 24 foot trailer loaded down.
    It was a wonderful experience for our children ages 12-1

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  3. That's awesome Duggars. Thank you. I'm from Joplin and we are about two miles from the path. We were not affected except for power outage.

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  4. It's no surprise to me that they were there to help. Honestly, it is pretty obvious that the Duggars are the real deal. By real deal I mean they practice what they preach. They try to find ways to serve people constantly. Our family just loves them. They have been such an encouragement and an inspiration to my family. God bless them. Thank you for doing this blog. It gives us a chance to say how much we appreciate the sacrifice of family time and privacy they have given up to reach out to others. Our hearts and prayers are with the families touched by the tornado. We can only imagine what they have been through.
    Angel in PA

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  5. I knew this storm was near their area. This family is the giving and caring kind that would do just that.
    That is why I love them so much and
    look up to them for a fine Christian
    example of love.

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  6. Encouraging indeed! Thanks for sharing this.

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  7. The Duggars are such an encouragement and example! Thank you Duggar family for all you do! We'll be praying for the people of Joplin and the Duggars. God bless.

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  8. Not surprised at all...what a kind loving caring family..that is what I see when I watch the show....it comes right through the TV screen!!

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  9. They are real good people they. Love to I give the duggers are a 20 in my book.....

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  10. All of you are. So much help for everyone your prays are alot help your a 20 and more in my book I love you all for everything you do to help........kathie

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  11. Do you thank you can help us . We are both dis I can't get no one. To help us we are. Rising 3 grandkids we need wheelchair raps front and back help us please my husband Is about bed rast please text me back help help

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  12. I give them a 20...i'm not surprised...they are a wonderful loving caring family and that is why i love their show...the pure love that comes through!!

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  13. I love your shows can you please pray for us I have 11 year old grandson I wis you can talk to him in person so I can tell everything So you might can help. Me. Kathie

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  14. I am very impressed to read this,,,this is what Christainity is about...true love..not just talking, but doing.

    A wonderful example for all of us

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  15. DuggarFamFan08(Tina)May 26, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Yes, I My Husband and I were (not hurt) but it was very close to us...we missed the tornado by just 5 miles. We now live just 10 mins. away from Joplin. (My Husband got accepted by a Church to be the Sr. Pastor down here) so..that's where we are now. I love everything about this town...except for the weather. lol...I pray and hope that everyone is safe when another storm comes. God Bless ya'll. PS: YAY! Now we live even closer! To the Duggars!!! :) They came to Joplin and helped out with search and rescue. (:

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  16. DuggarFamFan08(Tina)May 26, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    oh duh...you know they helped out that is what this artical is all about!!! :P Yes, I think it was oh so kind of them to help.

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  17. Hi Kathie!

    The purpose of our blog is to encourage our readers by providing factual information about the Duggars. Perhaps you can try contacting a local church or community center for help.

    Praying that you get the help you need,
    Lily and Ellie

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  18. Very encouraging.

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  19. It is not shocking at all that The Duggars helped out! It proves that they are true Christians and the real deal! They are such a blessing to watch on TV!

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  20. Thank you Duggars! I live in Joplin & just heard you were here helping the night of the devastating tornado. My husband & I lost a house we spent over a year remodeling, but it's replaceable. The lives lost are not. I've watched your show every season and would love to praise you for all of the wonderful things you do. On behalf of the city of Joplin, I'd like to say Thank You for your help, thoughts & prayers!

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  21. How horrible to have lost your house. But you're exactly right--material things are replaceable. Hang in there, and may your positive attitude be catching to those around you. You're in our prayers.

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  22. Joplin is my home. I was blessed not loose my home. Seeing the outpouring of love from all over has amazed and encouraged me. 5 months ago we were just a town like any other with nothing too extraordinary about us. Now, I KNOW there is some very very special about us. We are loved and we are strong.

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