Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another Quake in Haiti

A 6.0 "aftershock" quake hit Haiti about 6:03 this morning. How much more can this country take?

I got an email from a missionary friend yesterday evening. They and all their fellow missionaries are fine, but they have lost loved ones in Port-au-Prince. One couple lost a 14-year-old girl (buried yesterday) that they had "adopted" (her parents are divorced and she had grown very close to this couple to whom she looked for guidance). Her mother is holding up well, thankfully, with lots of help from friends.

This hit me harder than I had expected. I was reading the email aloud to Thomas and the kids and I just got all choked up, even though there were some lighter moments that she described. (Like the students pouring out of a dormitory -- stark naked -- because they were showering when the quake hit.

3 comments:

Jeannette said...

It is so tragic, heartbreaking seeing the images on the news. Mike and I have donated, apart from that all we can do is pray.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I hope that there is not much more damage. At least most people are no longer indoors.

Missie said...

It's so heartbreaking. I wish I could be there to help!