Well.... It all started.... Yesterday,
Yesterday We had quite the experience at church!! !!
I was frightened to death!
Sunday night we go to church. We live in the old parsonage of the church so we are right next door. So... We walk over to church and it is raining. It had been pouring, thundering,lightning, and windy basically non-stop all day! Well... I got to church and my friend tells me we are in a tornado watch(later I found out it was actually a warning!). I didn't think much about it. Then Pastor came to the pulpit and said, "If the sirens were to go off, we need to head out through the choir doors and down into the choir room. That is the safest place to be,'cause its underground." Well.... then I started to get a little nervous. Sure enough while pastor was praying for the offering, the sirens went off. Pastor didn't hear them at first, but I did and got up and went to the back to mom and asked her if we could go home! Yeah I know it sounds dumb, but remember we only live next door. I wanted to get home, not only would I feel better, but we could get our pets to the basement too. She said, "No we are going to the basement here." So we walked through the choir doors and down the steep stairs. I took a glimpse outside, thinking Who knows?? It might be our last!! Well... we got downstairs, said a prayer, and we all sang Jesus Loves Me. Then we hung in tight. Someone who was watching upstairs said it was absolutely down-pouring! A friend was getting calls on her cellphone and said in a town nearby a tornado had just touched down!!
Yeah that got my heart rate up a little bit! Well... then she got another call saying that in another town close by it was pitch black, hailing, and VERY WINDY!!! So there we sat! Pastor said that once the storm passed he suggested that we all go home. He wasn't going to be preaching tonight. So everyone waited. Then after we had been downstairs for about 20-30 minutes, the weather radio said that the warning would expire in a few minutes.
We decided it was good enough to run home! A lot of people came up to look out the doors to see if they wanted to venture out in this! We were also in a flash flood warning and the front sidewalk was full with water and mud! Quite the combination huh? So I put a plastic sack on my head and we ventured out. Once we walked out it started raining pretty hard again. So... we ran down the ramp and tried to scurry home as fast as we could. When we got in we were all VERY WET!! We got inside and turned the news on. It said another tornado touched down in Wisconsin and many other places. But we were going to be fine! The warning was over and the tornado in the nearby town went the other direction!! PRAISE THE LORD! So we got in some dry clothes and played a game!
It felt like something you would see in a movie or something! So that was the extent of our evening!
Please be praying for the people who did have damage from the recent tornadoes.
Also, please continue to pray for Dad and Tori who are in Eldorado Springs, MO. Thank you!