Why? My little brother Christopher is serving an LDS Mission in Concepcion, Chile in the Bio Bio region (one of the hardest hit). After talking to my brother last night via Skype (what a blessing) after the 8.8 earthquake and 100+ aftershocks, he made it known that basic necessities and supplies are in dire need. He has been without fresh water since the quake and food and other supplies have become increasingly scarce. He and his companion Elder Chapman of Alpine, UT are staying with a family in his area that's home is still in one piece and safe. Curfew was put in place by the military at 6 PM and the family has to barricade the doors and windows each night to keep looters out, so crazy. He said that no relief has reached them from the church or any other source. Many of the missionaries only have the clothes on their backs after fleeing the seaside to escape the tsunami and falling buildings and are unable to get the basic necessities. He asked us to work on getting Relief Kits ready so when there is an opportunity to send them they are ready to go. The power in on in his area *cheer* but there is still no way to for them to get water, food or basic supplies. He also asked for continued prayers for the missionaries and people of Chile. I want to help them in any way I can. Please help us either by donating Relief Kits or by a $$ donation to buy the items needed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
I started a blog to update the situation in Chile, Please pass it along to your friends and family and post in your blog roll, Thank you so much!! http://helpmissionariesinchile.blogspot.com/