I received my Tsunami Warning like always and thought wow Chile…That sounds bad. Then at 4am I woke up to rach pounding on the wall at the students telling them to “SHUT IT.” Then Rusty starts going nuts barking at a knock at the door. I hear Tsunami and I look at my silenced phone and I have like 5 Tsunami warnings. Rach and I spring into emergency mode and in minutes we have all our gear ready and set. Then we find out that it will not hit until 11am! now what to do…
We got some friends ready and headed up to the hills at 6:10 am. We got set up and were super excited about our set up. So Richie and I went back to the homes to prep them fill up with gas and bring our niceties back up the hill.
This is us waiting and watching….quite a surreal moment. waiting to see if our homes and town that we love will be swept away and ruined by a bunch of dirty salt water.Shae wasn’t sure what he was doing but he was an awesome sport about it!!Rykel and Klai nearly understood what was going on and liked the good company!! These moments are what I live for!! (i just hope it doesn’t take tsunami sized events to being them together) Wyman had no idea what the heck was going on……..But oh wait now he sees it…………………… Walking back to base……… Quite the organized group of people!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to our corner of the camp…we rocked this out and were ready for the long haul!! (glad we didn’t need it!!)
Just some live footage
At the end we were able to go home after 4 uneventful waves came and went without a buck of damage. (as far as we know) So we are now home throwing away all the things we realized we could have cared less about. When I was at home putting everything up on the chairs and beds to save it from the possible water damage, I realized how much JUNK we hold onto! So rach and I are going to purge our cluttered home and have a much tidier, better organized and clutter free home.
Thanks to all of you who wished, hoped, thought of, and prayed on our behalf!! We were prepared and came out totally fine with an awesome family bonding experience. I have a deeper appreciation for my family, friends, community and gospel knowledge! The LORD looks down and is present in all!!!!!
Much love JASE, RACH, KLAI, RYK, SHAE, AND WYMAN(….EVELIN (E-V) COMING SOON)