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The twister and the tent



Pastor David MacDonald reports in with this story from Red Oak…

I am pastor of Faith Community Church in Red Oak, Iowa. We’re housing approximately 2,000 RAGBRAI’ers. In the early afternoon, a sudden dust devil pulled up several tents and one went airborne and landed on our steeple.

I thought you’d get a kick out of the pictures.

27 Responses on “The twister and the tent

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Dwight Christensen

August 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I took several pictures too. One pic is when the owner of the tent came back just as the firefighters with the ladder truck were getting the tent off the steeple. I had the owner hold up his hand as if he was holding the tent in the air. I suggested to the AirForce that they should give this guy a choice between two awards, either tent stakes or a slingshot to shoot down his tent next time a twister takes it away. 😉

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V8hemimom

December 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Talk about Faith!

Jack Liike

January 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

Turns out the tent belonged to one of the Team Air Force members – those guys can fly ANYTHING can’t they!!!!

Norberto Drozdowski

July 29, 2010 at 1:50 am

You lost me, buddy. I mean, I suppose I get what youre saying. I get where youre coming from. But you just seem to have forgotten that you will discover folks out there who can see this issue for what it really is and could possibly not agree with you. You seem to alienate a whole bunch of individuals who could possibly have been fans of your website.

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