Tornado Warning

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Well, I don’t even know where to begin y’all!

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 we all start going through the church because we weren’t allowed outside yet. But them of course someone opened a door and we were all standing right outside, when President came down the hall yelling at everyone to get back inside because we weren’t quite sure if it was over. So anyways, we all piled back into the church and started playing games in the gym and a group of us decided to play signs! It was fun, and we were all starting to relax when the Zone Leaders called ‘Sister Gomm, Sister Drummond, Sister McDowell, Sister Hazelgren, Elder Hall, Elder Black, Elder Forbush, and Elder Wright’ to see President. I was kinda freaking out because I didn’t know what I did wrong! So we go into the room with President and he tells us that we are the first to leave because all of us were either West of North of where the storms were headed. So we were the first to leave and we were driving the other Sisters so we had to first go out farther then head home!
Y’all, I was NOT excited about that at all. I did not want to leave the stake center full of missionaries. But we made it and let me just say, it was really eerie… But the 4 sisters were the ONLY missionaries out because the Booneville Elders were told to wait a little longer and the other Elders got stuck in traffic. But once we got to New Albany we had to call President and he asked if we would stay the night there at the Sister’s apartment. It was so so much fun haha. We all played Uno multiple times. And the longest game we had going was 45 minutes. It was so long haha.

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

Love,
Sister Drummond

 

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! (:

 

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One thought on “Tornado Warning

    kanc35 said:
    May 7, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I am so blessed that our prayers have been answered!! We love Sister Drummond and are thankful that she is alright and that the Lord loves her!!

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