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Monday afternoon a massive tornado tore through a southern suburb of Oklahoma City, hitting homes and schools, and leaving death, destruction, and sorrow in its wake. The death toll is going up and down as rescuers and officials try to sort through conflicting reports and possible double-counts of the dead—but they do know that some of the children from that decimated school are among them. Search-and-rescue crews are still searching the rubble for survivors. These sort of natural disasters are ripe for teenagers to question why a loving God would “allow” this to happen. We’ve offered links here that will help you navigate this disaster with your students—news like this diminishes the distance we feel from those who are hurting, and your teenagers may appreciate the chance to talk about their experience of this tragedy.

http://www.youthministry.com/articles/families/helping-students-navigate-through-tragedy

http://www.youthministry.com/articles/families/responding-tragedy-redemptive-presence

http://www.youthministry.com/articles/families/dealing-death

http://www.youthministry.com/articles/families/how-talk-teens-about-tragedy-and-terror

http://www.morethandodgeball.com/2010/03/05/guest-post-5-ways-to-help-students-deal-with-tragedy-and-pain/

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