Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This afternoon we received an e-mail from some of friends we made when we were in the MTC in Provo. We all gave each other our contact information and then Bro. & Sister Craven set up a website called “” so we could all keep in touch. Over the past 3 months we’ve been kept up today with many of our new friends. Today’s e-mail was from Elder and Sister DaBell who are serving in Samoa, the site of the tsunami yesterday. They are fine but they are really working hard moving missionaries and cleaning up damage from the tsunami. The pictures are amazing.

It really makes us think how vulnerable we all are to nature and how very little control we have over the elements. Here in the Dominican Republic we are only a mile and a half from the coast. I doubt a tsunami wave could reach us where we live or work. But if one hit here without warning like the one in Samoa, there would be billions in damage and maybe tens of thousands dead. Even in paradise we need a 72 hour emergency kit.

This afternoon I turned on my laptop and got a pleasant surprise. Valerie was on line so I called her with the webcam. Hna. Johnson and I got to talk to Sammy, Lizzy and Rachel for a while. Next we called Wendy’s house and talked to Leann and Catherine. Joseph was at school so we missed him. It was great to talk to them and see them all again. The webcam is wonderful.

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