As we all gathered in an inner room of the building where there were no windows I sit up against the wall.
Walls usually have a sense of stability to them.
The room became so still and quiet it was like something was secretly sucking all the air molecules out at an extremely fast rate. The electricity went off, our cell phones were no longer working, and the last we heard from any outside contact was 'The tornado is going directly toward Union's Campus.'
As I was leaning the wall began to move. Like a wave of a massage chair, except this was not relaxing in the least. My heart cried out to God- 'If these are my last few moments, Lord be with my family as they hear the news of my passing.'
It was like the mute button of life turned back on a split second later. We heard crashing, glass breaking, creaking, and groaning.
Students began to pour in to our building some had blood on their heads, hands, and feet. Someone was asking for a first aid kit. I directed them to the one in our gym, which was still intact, although all the locked doors had been blown open and the floor was covered with leaves, dirt, and branches.
Watch this video for what our campus looked like.
My roommate Katelyn who's room you see above, is coming down here to south america to visit me tomorrow. As I think of our friendship, I also remember what we have been through together. Looking forward to spending all week with her.
Thanking God for my friendships that can continue because He saved us all from this F-4 Tornado 5 years ago with Charley, Lydia, Christa, & Katelyn,