On the Sunday after the day that the EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, MO, Amanda Rogers Jonathan first performed her poetry at Cornerstone Church in Joplin, MO. The following video shows a slideshow of photos taken of the aftermath while Amanda recites her powerful poem. She asks the question that everybody wants the answer to: God, why? While this question can never be answered, she finds peace in knowing that He has a plan, even if we on Earth do not understand it.
Butterfly Garden and Overlook Gallery
Volunteer Tribute Gallery
The Aftermath Gallery
A Project of Drury University
Stories of Joplin exists as a dedication to the survivors and families of the Joplin tornado that devastated Joplin, MO on May 22, 2011. Our mission is to provide a space of healing to the Joplin community by reflecting and explaining the Butterfly Garden and Overlook Project that is being built by the Drury University Architecture students.