Drought tests spirituality

Published: August 18, 2013

Regarding “Telling a ‘Spiritual Story'” (News, Aug. 10): We in southwestern Oklahoma are asking, “Where was God when we had 99 days of over 100 degrees?” The heat was unbearable. Our 160-acre grass farm hasn't had cattle on it for three years. Farmers are having a tough time, especially those who can't irrigate. Fields of cotton have been plowed up. The lake at Quartz Mountain is drying up; all the fish are dead. Tom Steed Lake at Mountain Park is also going dry. Since January the rain has been minimal. Our homes are cracking and the ground is like cement. It never cools off at night. The storms that passed over recently caused flooding in and around Oklahoma City, but our gauge had less than 0.10.

Churches are praying for rain and recently there was a gathering at the courthouse praying for rain, but to no avail. So, in this time of necessity, we'll keep asking, “Where is God?”

Betty Dollins, Altus