Johnson said his church appreciates the many material donations coming its way: the generator sent by a lady from Arkansas, the food and water sent from neighboring towns. But they also solicit, and are happy to receive, the many prayers recited -- or tweeted -- on their behalf, he said.
"We've seen quite a lot of trauma in the last day," Johnson said. "Obviously, people are going to ask why God allows tornadoes to happen. That's just part of this world. God doesn't promise us that bad things won't happen, he promises to help us through it. That's what prayer helps us do."