Bible found undisturbed in chapel at William Carey - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Bible found undisturbed in chapel at William Carey

A Bible was found untouched in WCU's chapel after the EF-3 tornado./Photo credit: Rick Wilemon's Facebook Page A Bible was found untouched in WCU's chapel after the EF-3 tornado./Photo credit: Rick Wilemon's Facebook Page
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Bible found untouched in Bass Chapel at William Carey University after an EF-3 tornado ripped through the campus has garnered a lot of attention on social media.

The tornado ravaged parts of Hattiesburg and Petal and left many to pick up the pieces and start anew.

And the surprise wasn’t just that the Bible was left unscathed. It left a message to those who discovered it and gave many hope during a time of tragedy.

MOBILE USERS: View photos of the Bible and Bass Chapel here. 

On Saturday, WCU President Tommy King said a glimmer of hope was found in the destroyed chapel. The Bible was undisturbed on the pulpit and opened to Psalm 46. The first part of Psalm 46 reads, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Rick Wilemon shared photos of the untouched Bible on Facebook Monday, which received nearly 2,000 likes and shares.

Wilemon wrote that even though the large stained glass window was taken away by the tornado, the Bible remained, safe in its place and opened to the Book of Psalms.  

Copyright 2017 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

  • LocalMore>>

  • #BREAKING: Firefighters battle house fire in Seale, AL

    #BREAKING: Firefighters battle house fire in Seale, AL

    Sunday, August 19 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-08-20 01:53:02 GMT
    News Leader 9 is on the scene of a house fire in Russell County this evening. Salem fire crews are working to control a house fully involved on 18 E-And-W Drive in Seale. That's just off of Uchee Hill Hwy. No word on any injuries or if anyone was inside the home when the fire started.  This is an active scene, we will continue to bring you the latest developments. More >>
    News Leader 9 is on the scene of a house fire in Russell County this evening. Salem fire crews are working to control a house fully involved on 18 E-And-W Drive in Seale. That's just off of Uchee Hill Hwy. No word on any injuries or if anyone was inside the home when the fire started.  This is an active scene, we will continue to bring you the latest developments. More >>
  • Top Stories on 9: Week in Review

    Top Stories on 9: Week in Review

    Sunday, August 19 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-08-20 01:48:14 GMT
    Construction on Veterans Parkway that began in 2014 is expected to be completed on Aug. 31.Construction on Veterans Parkway that began in 2014 is expected to be completed on Aug. 31.
    Construction on Veterans Parkway that began in 2014 is expected to be completed on Aug. 31.Construction on Veterans Parkway that began in 2014 is expected to be completed on Aug. 31.

    If you missed the top stories this week, do not worry News Leader 9 has you covered. This past week Harris County has had to say goodbye to a close faculty member, more crime-stopping in local areas and even some national. Here is a quick look at some of the top stories from this week:

    More >>

    If you missed the top stories this week, do not worry News Leader 9 has you covered. This past week Harris County has had to say goodbye to a close faculty member, more crime-stopping in local areas and even some national. Here is a quick look at some of the top stories from this week:

    More >>
  • Sen. Doug Jones made a stop in AL and shares thoughts on economy

    Sen. Doug Jones made a stop in AL and shares thoughts on economy

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:28:04 GMT
    Senator Doug Jones traveling across the state, making a recent stop in Opelika to support democrat Brian McGee who's running for House District 38. (Source: WTVM)Senator Doug Jones traveling across the state, making a recent stop in Opelika to support democrat Brian McGee who's running for House District 38. (Source: WTVM)
    Senator Doug Jones traveling across the state, making a recent stop in Opelika to support democrat Brian McGee who's running for House District 38. (Source: WTVM)Senator Doug Jones traveling across the state, making a recent stop in Opelika to support democrat Brian McGee who's running for House District 38. (Source: WTVM)

    Traveling across the state, U.S. Senator Doug Jones made a recent stop to support democrat Brian McGee, who's running for House District 38. In his first visit back to East Alabama since winning December's special election,

    More >>

    Traveling across the state, U.S. Senator Doug Jones made a recent stop to support democrat Brian McGee, who's running for House District 38. In his first visit back to East Alabama since winning December's special election,

    More >>
Powered by Frankly