Sunday, February 28, 2010

We are OK!

Well, I had intended to write about the seminar we hosted with Preacher Smith, but early Saturday morning, our world shook us up! Around 3:45 am. we awoke to a huge earthquake. It lasted a good long time, long enough for Neil to go get our two big kids who were sleeping in a tent outside. I got the baby. We just stood around in doorways waiting for it to end. OUr lights were out. For all of Saturday we just tried to contact people. Our Church people, our fellow missionaries, our families. Preacher Smith and missionary Dave Disney were here for the seminar. Peggy Disney was alone in Santiago, on the 9th floor of their building. It took a while for Dave to be able to contact her. Their appartment was greatly damaged in the quake. I fell so bad because she was alone. She was able to contace Mrs Smith in Oklahoma City. The bad thing is that they can't leave because the airport in Santiago is closed indefinitely. They may try to set out by car tomorrow. We don't know.

We had been without electricity until 3 pm today. I had been able to update my facebook page on Hubby's iphone, but even that services has been spotty.

We are fine and our house is fine. Mom's house was harder hit because she lives on a hill. She lost most of her china, dishes, mirrors, light fixtures etc. But apparently, there has been no structural damage to her house, the camp and pool. PTL.

Chile is a mess! We can no longer buy gas. I don't know how long it will be before stores are restocked. Many, many dead. We had 3 professions of salvation this morning! I pray that they will all stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit, that some good will come out of all this bad.
I also pray for the return of the Lord!

Thank you all for your concern and prayers,

Rhonda

8 comments:

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

Bless your heart! I'll be praying for you!

Sarah Joy said...

We will pray for you as well!

Carrie said...

I am so glad that you,your family, and your church are ok. I have been worried about you since I heard about the earthquake. I will continue to pray all of you.
Love & Prayers
Carrie

Tori said...

Wow, until yesterday I had forgotten Bro. Smith was with you. I was wondering if you were effected by the quake since you were so much farther south than Santiago. I'm glad to hear that everyone is okay and we'll be praying for the details of life, gas, food, electric and so on. Praying also for a great harvest in a time when hearts are tender and searching.
Hang in there!!

Dani Joy said...

Oh praise the Lord you are ok. WE have been praying for Chile. We have a man in our church from Chile. His family is from ConcepciĆ³n. We have not heard anything from them. We are praying.

May the Lord lead you and guide you as you serve those around you.

Praise the Lrod for the souls saved. may there be many more.

Dani Joy

Jimmy said...

I am so glad you are ok!! We have been wondering. Sorry to hear about all your mom lost. She must be sad! But glad to hear all with her house and the camp is fine. And praise the Lord for new believers! What a blessing! We're praying for you.

JulieMom said...

That last comment was from me, Julie. Not my hubby. Sorry!! We share a computer and I don't always check to make sure I'm signed in before commenting.

Sarah said...

I did wonder but I thought you were many hundreds of miles from the earthquake zone. Hope that all is restored. Love and prayers. xxx

p.s. I agree, "Come Lord Jesus!".