This week was crazy hectic! Because, last week right after I emailed y’all, a big fat tornado touched down in Tupelo, where all 48 missionaries of the Tupelo Stake and President and Sister Hanks were. Y’all it was so scary! We were all in the chapel and we heard wind, that was all we heard, President opened one of the doors and I got a look outside, IT WAS GREEN! I never in my life thought I would see a green sky. That is when I knew it was serious. I was scared. I had never been in a tornado before, or even something that came close! But we were all instructed to take a seat and we decided to all sing hymns, all was well when all of a sudden the power was flicking in and out…then it went black…I was so scared! Sisters were crawling under the pews and Elders were trying to act cool and yelling stupid stuff. And then we decided to continue singing hymns! Y’all it was so powerful, as we sang the spirit in the Chapel was so strong! I felt calmer and I knew everything would be alright. When we finally got the okay that the tornado had passed we slowly opened doors and everything looked fine! Just a few broken branches from trees and leaves everywhere. Ha. It was weird, but I felt good! I had survived my very first tornado!
So anyways, we were all safe and very blessed! now for weekend, all missionaries and members if they could, would go down to Tupelo and help clean up. And oh my goodness it was so bad. I got to see the areas that got hit and y’all it was scary, the Lord watched over us last week. We were so so blessed. But there is debris and trash everywhere on the streets of Tupelo. We helped 2 days in a row and I got sunburned on my arms and a really bad tan line. I am so warn out! But here is a shout out for my daddy! He will be proud when I say this, but yesterday during fast and testimony meeting in church we had a few members talk about the clean up and how ‘the Sister Missionaries did the work of 2 men.’ It felt good to know that people saw our hard work haha. But boy was it hard! I am beat! I’ll send some pictures! (:
That’s about it though. I am safe and ready to help where I can!
Pray for the people here y’all, they need it.
I love y’all so much and hope you have a great week!
Also, shout out for all the mothers, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! Enjoy yourselves
Alright, here y’all go! Some pictures! I’ll get some more though! Our first one is our helping hands shirts from the church! I forgot to mention, you can read about the Tupelo tornado on the church’s website and you can look it up on the national news I guess! (: