Monday, December 27, 2004

Asian Devastation

i've always been a news junky - the major story yesterday, however, was just devastating . . . the tidal wave (tsunami) that struck the countries that rim the Indian Ocean was horrific . . . i watched the BBC station . . . they had the best coverage.

CNN didn't have the non-stop coverage, like
BBC . . . CNN did have an interview with "Nate" (the Oprah design guy) . . . he was talking from a cell phone, in some field on an island that had been hit by a tsunami, he was without his passport or any personal belongings - pleading for help (water is really needed) . . . so the scope of this touches everyone . . .

last night i happened to get an e-mail from missionaries who we know in Indonesia . . . they were fine, as they are inland . . . they don't e-mail very often . . . Leo and i had been wondering how they were . . . voila, an answer!

2 organizations that we feel comfortable with giving support to when things like this happen are
Samaritans Purse and World Vision . . .

when a world catastrophy happens, it gives me a fresh perspective on life . . . our world is so small now a days . . . we are connected . . .


sigh . . .

just thought i'd blog what i'm thinking about this morning . . .


5 comments:

J. said...

This is so sad. I've been listening to talk radio on my commute (all of 10 minutes) to work today. My mom e-mailed me a couple of links about this when it first happened (she lives in Korea). (sigh)

Michael said...

Thanks for the links.

devasting and we still don't know all of it yet.

Take Care
micahel

Saija said...

Jeanette:

i guess your mom would really hear different types of up-to-date stuff . . . korea, eh . . . wow.

we really are a small little blue planet the way we connect over these kinds of things . . .

but no matter what, we do just keep on going . . . disasters happen all the time, i guess it's the Christmas timing that gave us all a kick in the stomache . . .

Michael:

you really did say it all quite well on your blog . . . all of us hate to hear about SUCH tidings of sadness, don't we . . . at this time of year . . .

sigh . . .

anyway - you guys take care . . . i'm off to bed -hopefully tomorrow will appear brighter ? ? ? ? one can only hope, eh . . .

bits and pieces said...

I was in church and my pastor told us of it and the devistation. I was wondering about the missionaries and if anyone was in the prison that was obliterated. I haven't been able to check out Voice of the Martyrs yet, but am glad that they are OK! Thank God!

Saija said...

Yeshuasgrrl: i know, the whole disaster is one that i personally find hard to stop thinking about ... maybe because it is always in our faces with the TV reports and especially the children . . . sigh