Ever since I was little, I have been scared of storms. Now that I am older, I am no longer afraid, but still a little uncomfortable. Recently, a big storm\Tornado hit Rockwood, less than ten minutes from where me and my family were at. Huddled inside my Grandmother’s house as a storm raged outside, I was terrified. Our camper, which we took to her house, was parked down the hill, and around the corner. My mom, as soon as it started raining, and the power clicked off, ran down to the camper, where my two youngest were sleeping. The power was off, my two little sisters needed comforting, and honestly, so did I. I said a silent prayer and set to work on my duty as an older sister. I comforted them, the best I knew how still having doubts myself. A few minutes after my prayer, in which I had prayed for the safety of my mom who had run out when it started pouring and lightning, we received a text. My brother, who had his phone, read the text aloud telling of the safety of the three missing members of our family. I felt the overwhelming sense of peace, that everything was going to be ok. A while later, we ran through the rain and reached our small camper so we might go to bed. As our family was reunited again, I thanked Heavenly Father for keeping us safe.
The next morning, when we decided it was time for us to go, we packed up and headed towards Downtown Rockwood. Once we left the safety of my grandmother’s driveway, the damage begun. Trees were down power lines over the road, trees balanced over powerlines which dangled over the roads and the worst was the town itself. The tornado had hit there, and the little town was a mess. Windows and roofs were torn off or broken, trees over houses, trains stopped in the tracks, and we all observed this as we went slowly through the broken town. I was again thankful, that the Lord had protected us, while the storm raged.
This story relates to real life. Heavenly Father protects us from modern day storms, such as the challenges that we may face, and other things that many of the youth of today have.
Prayer is a very important tool. This years theme “Ask Of God” for sure teaches how important prayer is. At camp, they talked a lot about prayer. It truly is such a blessing that we can connect to our God thru prayer…