What a week!Last week we read a conference talk to Angie about taking Christ's yoke upon us and he would help us, which she loved so much! She told us about a story she had read of sisters in the Philipeans when there were wild storms and flooding but they got up on the roof and were singing so they wouldn't be as afraid. That night, Sister Ruth woke up to some crazy noises from the phone after which she woke me, "Sister Evans...um...there's a tornado warning" my response was "...uh...ok. Wait, what??" Being both from Utah where there aren't hardly any tornadoes, we were freaking out. We were running around basically like chickens with our heads cut off and had no idea what to do. We are living in a trailer, it is a nice one, but it doesn't have a basement. That was our only thought, until we realized that we needed to pray. We decided our laundry room without windows was the safest spot to pray. We were kneeling there in the dark and hadn't even finished our prayer before a lady in the ward called. She told us that there was a tornado warning and that the bathroom would be the safest place for us. We were still pretty nervous, but were so grateful to have that bit of guidance! We yanked Sister Ruth's mattress off her bed, hoisted it up a few stairs to the bathroom, and put it in front of the tub that we climbed in, to keep us safe. The power and water went out, so we were huddled in the tub in the dark. It was one of the craziest things I have ever experienced! The story Angie told us popped in my head and I asked Sister Ruth if we could hold hands and sing like the sisters in the Philipeans, and she agreed. As we sang, the most amazing peace came into the room! It brought me so much closer to Sister Ruth and to my loving Heavenly Father who is so patient and kind, even when we are being a little bit silly. The next morning we called her to read her a scripture, which we do because she's not super healthy and up to reading herself, and shared Alma 36:3 about God helping us through our trials. We told her the story of our prayer being answered, and the strength we gained from singing, like the sisters in the story she told us. She was so excited that she could help us and was so glad she could have such a great start to her day! It was so neat.
"You could get me a pizza! Just kidding, there's nothing." (It was a distracting outside lesson)
The other day we didn't have a dinner appointment and sister Ruth wasn't feeling super good so she was taking a nap, and I attempted to make her dinner. I even put some M&Ms from my trail mix on her pancake to make her smile. She was so kind she asked for the recipe for the pancakes, which came from a box I found in the cupboard.
Picture 1 of Notre Dame!