Thursday, May 6, 2010
Rylynn's Wild Ride
Rylynn’s Wild Ride
The next morning we took Jerusha to Memphis to be with Rylynn and Rustie. Between our brothers and sisters in the Village and the Gatehouse in Memphis there would always be someone to help and encourage them. So we waited and prayed.
The next day we got word of a strong storm system that would be heading to West Tennessee, where we live. Being in an active tornado area we told everyone in the Village to stay near their phones and be ready to be awakened in the night by the Village storm watchers. I went to bed at 10:00 pm only to be awakened at 2:00 am by one of the leaders saying he thought we ought to sound the warning siren and get in the shelters. Quickly dressing and waking the rest of my household I chanced to look on the computer at the weather map to see what was going on. What I saw made me get my entire house and the rest of our 280 people into our shelters as quickly as possible. The “super cells” were all over us and he weather radio was instructing us to get into a safe place because a tornado was bearing down on us.
We would find out later that Rylynn, her mother and grandmother spent part of the night in the hallway of the hospital because of the outbreak of tornados. Yet all through this historic storm that left scores of people dead from flooding and tornados, Rylynn continued to improve and heal. Our Father was answering the prayers going up from friends and family all over the world.