Saturday, April 24, 2010
Walking by Faith when the Planet Shakes: Part2
for part 1, see April 10th.
The night of terror yielded to Dawn of the Dread. Hours after the last maremoto rolled over Dichato, with multiple reassurances that there would be no more quake-generated waves, ABC/PM made their way slowly through the devastated village streets.
Where Friday they had left their rented cabin with all their belongings, they found only a foundation. But they had lost only their vacation possessions; the residents of Dichato had lost all that they knew.
Returning to higher ground the young people scavenged a demolished restaurant for a bit of food and liquid refreshment. That night they slept soundly, three of them to a single twin mattress, beneath the sky, still wary of being inside a building when the aftershocks threatened to complete a half-finished destruction. The next day they visited a hilltop tent city...
I asked Carissa what could be done to help the village of Dichato. She replied:
Thank you so, so much for your interest in Dichato! Seriously, that poor little town got obliterated and needs all the help it can get. If you want to see more pictures and read the full story of what happened to us, you can check out my blog:
You have to look back like 2 posts for the pictures and like 4 posts for the complete story.
As far as the t-shirts go, I'm waiting on info too! My friend Amanda that was with me here for the earthquake designed the T-shirts and was in the process of ordering them, but I'm not sure what exactly is going on at the moment...I'm kind of out of the loop being on the other side of the world haha! But there's a group on Facebook if you want to follow along on that:
I'm waiting on an e-mail from Amanda, and I'll let you know the status of the shirts once I get that. Thanks soooo much again for your interest, I'll keep you up-to-date on what's going on!
Amanda, Ben, and Carissa have been raised with Christ, and were providentially spared from the destructive forces that struck Dichato. May they, as we, keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
to be continued...
listen to Colossians 3: