Members of Hillcrest Baptist Church recently traveled to Oklahoma to volunteer with tornado recovery efforts. Pictured from left, standing, are Kathy Pigg, Rosalind Dixon, Janice Adams, Rita Dixon and Mirianda Pigg; seated, Lofton Pigg, Steve Dixon, Dale Thrasher, Rev. Jeff Dixon, Caleb Grey and Ben Dixon. By JAMIE PATTERSON
They understood the looks of fear, exhaustion and hope. They could read the signs all too well in the faces they encountered.
They knew that feeling of emptiness, gazing across a path a destruction, a sea of nothing.
And as the skeletal remains of houses and trees reach for the sky, they know what it’s like to pick up the pieces.
“We’ve been in that same spot,” said Lofton Pigg. “We know what it’s like.”
Members of Hillcrest Baptist Church completely understand the forces of nature and what destruction it can leave in its path. After completely rebuilding their church from the 2010 deadly tornado that ripped through Yazoo County, they are familiar with what it takes to rebuild a community.
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