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Tornadoes knock out power in Alabama but not spirit of service

As May 1 came and went, several hundred thousand people were still without power in Alabama, primarily in the northern half of the state. I write this by candlelight on my 3G-enabled iPad. Isn't technology amazing?

Plenty of annoyances come with having been without power since April 27. No hot showers, canned tuna and a lack of air conditioning are just a few items leading a list that grows longer every day.

That said, individuals have lost their homes, friends, children, siblings, parents, grandparents and associates. For them, our hearts ache. Our inconvenience, though real, is insignificant and pales in comparison to the situation of thousands in our state.

It is interesting to observe how members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have come together in the Huntsville Alabama Stake. The power of home teaching is more evident now than it ever was.

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