When I saw the e-mail about the brothers in Sri Lanka who were safe at the Kingdom Hall because they were on the East side of the island, and the two brothers who were out in service and Jehovah protected them because they weren't at the beach, I couldn't help thinking about some articles I read several years ago.
One was about a severe tornado in Elkhart, Indiana, and the Watchtower stated that the brothers who attended the meeting that day were spared. However, some who stayed home were killed by the tornado. I'm inclined to think that it was the "Palm Sunday" tornado that struck Indiana and Michigan back in April 1964. I can't find any information that goes back that far. Being a good witness, I really believed that those at the Kingdom Hall had Jehovah's protection. Several years later there was a mud slide in some country (maybe it was Mexico or further south). Several of the brothers fled downhill to find safety at the Kingdom Hall only to be killed, where those who fled uphill survived. At least that's the way I remember it. That really blew my mindset that Jehovah protects those who seek refuge in a Kingdom Hall. I can't find either one of these articles now. Can anyone help me?
Oh, on Wednesday my husband saw an article about some Catholics who were in church and they survived the tsunami. He was going to save the article but forgot to. Do you think Jehovah was protecting them too?