Monday, January 23, 2012

Tornado Fun

Hi yall,

What a crazy night last night was. We really didn't get any sleep at all. So here is what happened, and there is no need to be scared, because the Lord is with us and will protect us. So when we were in church yesterday, one of the members said right as we were leaving to be careful because there is a big storm coming in from Texas and it could possible hit around 9:00 p.m.. We received a call later that night from the AP's and they said to watch things closely. It was pouring rain and lightening so bad, I promise you, you have never seen a lightening storm like they have here, we noticed that our neighbor had their tv on, so we said a prayer that they would let us in (where we didn't have a tv) and we ran out the door to go to their house. We knocked and we were so happy they let us in. The news said the tornado's were headed straight for Hueytown and would hit in about 15 mins. We ran back to our house, I grabbed our scriptures, journal, 72 hr kits and blankets and we jump in our car to head for the church. As I was driving, a member called to ask where we were, we explained we were headed to the church, he told us to drive as fast as we could and not stop for anything. That is what I did, I ran right through stop signs and stop lights and was speeding to the church. As soon as we got to the church, we ran inside and the Bishop text us and told us to take cover. We ran to the baptismal font and jumped in and just waited it out. It was about 3:30 in the morning. We stayed there until about 5:30, then we looked outside and it was still raining, lightening and thundering and the wind was still really blowing hard, but no more tornado's. We were able to go back to our house. We then found out that the tornado turned at the last minute and missed our house only by about 6 miles. I know that Heavenly Father was protecting us. It was pretty crazy, I never thought I would be that close to a tornado. I am really hoping now that we will get to help all those who lost their houses and have damage. Don't worry about me, I am in the hands of the Lord.

Love yall

Elder Anderson

Monday, January 16, 2012

Destruction from the April 2011 tornado's

Hi Yal

I started reading the Book Of Mormon again and I am marking everything that has to do with Christ. It is so sweet. I also really like Nephi 11 when Nephi is
seeing all the visions. Its so sweet to me how much faith he had and then to see the things he saw that would happen thousands of years later. It amazes me.

Last night we had a conference call with President and he talked about the baptisms this last year and the increase we have had and how we have doubled it this year. He also talked about the elections and how it is a golden time to be a missionary. Having 2 returned missionaries running for the President of the United States and how much the media is helping us. So many people are curious about the church. He said that things are going to start getting intense, but as long as we have faith and the promise of Heavenly Father in D&C that if I open my mouth, he will give me the words to say in that very hour.

President and sister Einfelt (that came to visit you) just got back to Alabama and they said they really loved visiting with you all. We had lunch with them at the Campbells (miriams house) because her brother was home from the Navy for a few days. His parents really want him to go on a mission, so they asked us to tell him why we came on our missions. I was talking about our amazing family and was pretty emotional explaining to him that I wanted to share with others they can be together with their family's forever too. He was crying and pretty emotional. I really home he will choose to serve.

So transfers are on the 1st and I really think we will be split up this time.

Have you talked or seen Chase? When you do, give him a big hug and tell him he needs to write me.

Janet sent a letter for sister Heapworth, I dropped it off to her husband. I haven't heard anything yet, but that was so nice of Janet to take that time to do that.

I hope yall have a good week. ""THERE IS NOTHING WORTH MORE THAN THIS DAY"" Goethe

Love yall.. Elder Anderon