3.01.2010

Chile Earthquake

It was definitely a shock to turn on the TV Saturday morning and see Cisco's country torn apart. We got a call from his dad saying that most of the family in Chile was OK but they didn't know where Cisco's grandma was after the earthquake. What a blessing that they all turned out to be safe and none of their homes were ruined. It has been so sad watching the news and seeing pictures of Chile that Cisco recognizes. Bridges he has driven on, roads he remembers, and museums we were planning on going to have all taken a serious hit. It has definitely changed how our trip this April will turn out. We are still going and so excited, but it won't be quite the same Chile Cisco was hoping to show me. We are continuing to pray for his family there and the millions that are now without homes. We hope the death toll doesn't keep rising, it's already at 723. It could have been so much worse but it is still sad to hear that many people were killed and to think of them as someones brother, father, son, mother, daughter, or sister. Here are a few pictures of the earthquake I got from Liza's blog (Cisco's cousin with family still in Chile). She put up a post about her families experience with the earthquake that was a very real look into what it was like for people there. If you want to read it you can go here:
Chile Earthquake










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