At the foot of the cross







Directly underneath the cross, pictured, Ralph and Diet Jones along with their son, Scottey, huddled together during last month’s tornadoes. Their house, located on River Oaks Circle off Highland Dam Road, was heavily damaged by the storm, and Ralph says they witnessed the walls explode while glass flew through the air. “We had to remain on the main level of the house because I had just had hip surgery,” Ralph says. “Scottey sheltered us while he quoted scripture, and we prayed fervently. We felt God’s spirit.” Ralph gave thanks to those who helped him get out of the wreckage. “It took them four-and-a-half hours to cut through to get to us, but we are so grateful to so many, including Highland Lake Police Chief Scott Kon, the volunteer fire departments, and Oneonta public works, who got up in the middle of the night to come assist us. We are blessed, and thankful to God, for he brought us through at the foot of the cross.” – Nicole Singleton

Directly underneath the cross, pictured, Ralph and Diet Jones along with their son, Scottey, huddled together during last month’s tornadoes. Their house, located on River Oaks Circle off Highland Dam Road, was heavily damaged by the storm, and Ralph says they witnessed the walls explode while glass flew through the air. “We had to remain on the main level of the house because I had just had hip surgery,” Ralph says. “Scottey sheltered us while he quoted scripture, and we prayed fervently. We felt God’s spirit.” Ralph gave thanks to those who helped him get out of the wreckage. “It took them four-and-a-half hours to cut through to get to us, but we are so grateful to so many, including Highland Lake Police Chief Scott Kon, the volunteer fire departments, and Oneonta public works, who got up in the middle of the night to come assist us. We are blessed, and thankful to God, for he brought us through at the foot of the cross.” – Nicole Singleton