Just wanted to update that all missionaries in our mission have been contacted and are safe and sound. The quake was obviously felt in our mission and there is some damage, but nothing like happened in Concepción. Our mission has been greatly blessed and work continues. It will be interesting to see in future days if food and gasoline supplies become an issue.
We are especially pleased that all of the missionaries in Chile´s nine missions are safe and accounted for. We have also contacted almost all of the families of our Chilean missionaries and confirmed that they are okay. We have still been unable to contact two of our returned missionaries that live in the area of Concepción, Elder Cuadra and Elder Cordero. I have heard from Elder Cuadra´s sister that the family is okay, but I´m anxious to talk to him and Elder Cordero. We worry about them like they were our own children, so we have some sense of how you missionary parents feel.
You may be interested to know that the temple and temple grounds held up well. The only notieceable damage was Moroni losing his trumpet. Susie commented that this means the missionaries have to work even harder to make up the difference.
We are grateful for your prayers and invite you to participate with our mission in praying for those missionaries in the Concepcion missions. They will have a real challenge. We will be praying too for the members and people in this region.