Getting comments on my blog is encouraging; it confirms that someone is really out there on the other side of my computer screen. Every comment I receive is very much appreciated. I’m amazed at the feedback I got on the last post: “What Happens When I Choose to Trust the Lord”, and one in particular stands out. I asked my friend for permission to share that with you, and she gladly gave it.
My friend Janet is from Cinco Saltos, Argentina, where she lives with her husband and small daughter. She recounts an experience regarding the February 27, 2010 earthquake in neighboring Chile. It was 8.8, and one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. For those of you who read Spanish, I’ll copy and paste her e-mail exactly as she wrote it; that will be followed by an English translation. Here’s a link to see where Cinco Saltos, Argentina is in reference to Chile. Chile runs N-S on the west coast of South America. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=cinco+saltos,+argentina&hl=en&ll=-38.85682,-68.027344&spn=15.625359,39.331055&z=5
hola Kathy ! como sabras en febrero del año pasado hubo un terremoto en chile ,el mas intenso de los ultimos años, como las consecuencias de despues de esto son tsunamis, replicas ,volcanes. la gente estaba muy asustada. se aviso a la gente de cinco saltos de como podian llegar a ser las replicas del terremoto causado en chile, entonses yo prepare los documentos mas importantes y los deje en un lugar visible por las dudas y antes de dormir ore a Dios pidiendole que nos cuidara.
Al otro dia nos levantamos y nosotros muy tranquilos , la gente estaba muy asustada de que a las piletas se les salio el agua, los niños lloraban, de que los cuadros y espejos estaban corridos y que sintieron mareos por el temblor que hubo en cinco saltos, pero su mayor miedo era que se rompiera en chocon la central de que produce energia por que si llegara a romperse en una hora estaria inundada la ciudad de cinco saltos.
pero nosotros Kathy NO SENTIMOS ABSOLUTAMENTE NADA Y LA CASA EN LA QUE VIVIAMOS EN CINCO SALTOS ESTABA INTACTA TODO EN SU LUGAR .
yo encima pregunte cuando fui a un supermercado cerca de la casa ..de que hablan de que temblor?? me dicen no sabias lo que paso anoche ,todos estamos asustados
cuando vuelvo del supermercado a la casa mis vecinos estaban afuera y me dicen ustedes sintieron algo? les dije que la verdad no,
me puse a pensar que solo pudo ser Dios quien nos protegio y me puse a llorar por que el es muy bueno y misericordioso y nos mantubo tranquilos y a salvo.
Te mando un abrazo…
Hi Kathy! As you know, in February of last year there was an earthquake in Chile, the strongest one of the last years. Since in the aftermath of this, there is a possiblilty for tsunamis, strong tremors, volcanos, people were very scared.
The population of Cinco Saltos was warned that we might suffer tremors from the Chilean earthquake, so I got all of our most important documents together, and left them close by just in case, and before going to sleep, I prayed asking God to take care of us.
The next day we got up, very calm; people were very scared because the water splashed out of their swimming pools, kids were crying, pictures and mirrors were shaken and people were dizzy because of the tremors that Cinco Saltos experienced. But the greatest fear was that the hydro-electric dam that provides our electricity would break, because if that would happen, the entire city of Cinco Saltos would be flooded within the hour.
But Kathy, we DID NOT FEEL ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING AND OUR HOUSE IN CINCO SALTOS WAS COMPLETELY UNTOUCHED, EVERYTHING WAS IN PLACE.
When I went to the supermarket close to home, I asked “What tremors are you talking about?” The replied: “Don’t you know what happened last night? We are all frightened.”
Getting home from the supermarket, my neighbors were outside and asked if we felt anything. I told them, “We truly did not.” I got to thinking that only God could have protected us, and I broke down in tears because He is so good and merciful and kept us calm and safe.
Sending you a hug…