Originally posted HERE.

I’d like to point out a great example of the church being the church. In response to the tornado over Memorial Day weekend in Hugo, MN, Eagle Brook Church has stepped up to serve the community in its time of need. Eagle Brook’s Help in Hugo board. The Star Tribune has a great piece with video covering how Eagle Brook Church is helping in the recovery efforts. The family of the 2 year old boy (Nathaniel Prindle) who was killed by the tornado are attenders at Eagle Brook Church.

The tornado tore through neighborhoods almost exactly between the Lino Lakes Campus and White Bear Lake Campus of Eagle Brook Church, so they were positioned to be of great service to the recovery and healing process for these families.

What Eagle Brook has to say:

The Eagle Brook family extends its thoughts and prayers to the many affected by the tornado in Hugo. Pastor Bob and other staff spent some time on Monday with families gathered at the school, and they saw the courage these families are showing even through tremendous loss. But they also realized that while many homes can be eventually rebuilt and possessions replaced, the emotional toll and the need for spiritual support will be ongoing and greatly needed.

We know that nearly 150 Eagle Brook attenders were greatly impacted by the storm, including the Prindle family who tragically lost their two-year-old son, Nathaniel. Pastor Jason Anderson has been in close contact with them, and asks that you keep them in your prayers. It’s our time as the church to be there for our neighbors in big and small ways as people begin to rebuild their lives. We don’t have all of the longer-term responses to this in place yet, but please check back for updates.

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