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On Tuesday we went to downtown Denver. I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it. While driving we encountered the most insane hail storm that I’ve ever experienced. Later that night we asked members about it, specifically with regard to the risk of tornado. They said we don’t get tornadoes very often, but if we do, the sky will turn a strange shade of yellow/ green. 

 
On Wednesday we arrived at a less-active’s house and she said, “So, how about that tornado?” To which we replied, “Um, what tornado?” She looked a little shocked and said, “Where have you girls been?” Apparently quite a few touched down just east of us that day. 
 
On Thursday we drove to south Denver and couldn’t help but notice that the sky was turning a sickly shade of yellowish green. We also happened to notice a few clouds moving in a circular motion. Then it started hailing like mad. At this point we started to panic, which panic was only magnified when we got a text that said, “Emergency Alert. There is a tornado warning in effect for this area. Take shelter now.” As we began speeding home, the sirens went off, which only served to intensify my fear. We went home and checked the news (don’t judge) and it turned out that the warning expired without incident. 
 
On Friday the weather was fantastic. Still some crazy thunderstorms, but nothing too concerning. 
 
On Saturday we finished up dinner and began our drive toward south Denver. At one of the intersections we looked up and noticed some ominous clouds, again moving in a circular direction. We pulled over to look closer, but decided it was nothing and drove on. We later pulled up to a recent convert’s home when the rain started to intensify. No sooner had we put the car in park than this member ran out of her home and said, “I am so glad you’re here. There’s a tornado warning. Get inside!” Then the sirens started going off again (I hate those sirens. They will haunt my dreams for the rest of my days). For the next hour or so we watched the weather channel in a slight state of shock, while seriously considering the necessity of cowering in the bathtub. But then nothing happened. Except for inches and inches of hail. 
 
Other than that, our teaching pool has doubled, and the Lord is raining blessings upon us. 
 
Love you lots. #sodoesGod #understatementoftheyear
 
Sister Joslin
 
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