Prague Couple Says Their Faith Not Shaken After Earthquake


Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:10 pm
By: News 9


Jamie Oberg, News 9

PRAGUE, Oklahoma -- People in Prague are picking up the pieces after another earthquake hit. Folks are on edge hoping that this has not become the norm.

But just earlier on Tuesday, we felt an earthquake right here in Prague. One pastor said if you haven't already, you might want to start praying.

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Pastor Starland Davis and his wife Nancy Davis are picking up what's left of the china they got as a wedding gift 47 years ago.

"It just seemed like such a pretty place to live, then all of a sudden it just started jerking and jumping and we don't know what happened," Nancy said.

An insurance adjuster came out to take pictures and survey the damage. Pastor Davis shows us he can now push into a brick wall at his home after the third big quake, which centered near their home in Prague.

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"We had nine families in our church that were affected. They lost chimneys and walls, all kinds of stuff," Pastor Davis said. 

Church members and neighbors cleaned up at the couple's home, and some had questions about faith.

"Tell them to be ready," the pastor said.

While the couple gets ready for whatever's next, they are not sweating the small stuff.

"You just never know when it's gonna happen, so it pays to be ready to meet the Lord and if it is the last day, be ready," Nancy said.

Until then, the couple said their faith can never be shaken.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Prague to assess the damage next week, so people with damage need to call the Lincoln County Emergency Management.

If you have questions about faith, just see Pastor Davis at church on Sunday.