Grandmother's prayer closet withstands EF4 tornado in Alabama

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Photo: Jason Smith 

Recovery efforts continue this week in Alabama after an EF4 tornado touched down earlier this month, destroying everything in its path. 

Some buildings and homes managed to withstand the powerful massive storm, including a local grandmother's prayer closet. 

11 Alive reports Chaplain Jason Smith was out with Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team when he made the surprising discovery. Smith shared the news on Facebook, saying the entire family survived. 

“Are you kiddin me!!! My God is awesome!!! Shout somebody!” he wrote. 

The post has now been shared more than 96,000 times. 

This story was reported by FOX 46 in Charlotte, North Carolina.