Tuesday, 22 February 2011


christchurch cathedral - dec 2010

the single hardest things about living abroad is that there is always potential to be away from your family when something of significance happens - today we learned that christchurch has again sustained an earthquake. this will make three (plus the multitude of aftershocks) in six months.

le boy's family live in christchurch. and so my family now lives in christchurch too. thank god they are ok.

the photographs of destruction - places we stood not even two months ago, reduced to rubble - are reminders of the fragility of this life. 65 people have died so far, and it is unknown how many more are injured or trapped in buildings. it is night now, and it must be terrifying.

christchurch cathedral feb 22, 2011 - freerepublic.com
my heart is burdened today for the people of christchurch, for my family who live in the city, for those kind kiwis i met on our travels, for my fiance as he watches from away. i am driven to my knees today, and i ask that you join me.

1 I love the Lord because he hears my voice
      and my prayer for mercy.
 2 Because he bends down to listen,
      I will pray as long as I have breath!
psalm 116:1&2 (NLT)


  1. I am praying and on my knees with you. I saw the report on the news and was heart broken. I cannot imagine what you are going through with family there. I hope all you know and love are well and safe. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all of those the earthquake effected.

  2. Amen and amen. I have been to New Zealand once and just loved it and all of the people we met. May the God of all comfort comfort these in their time of distress. Amen. Kelly