We've been waiting all weekend to hear from my brother, who's on a mission in Chile right now, and he finally emailed this morning!!! I'm so glad to finally hear from him-needless to say, this last weekend was a bit stressful! Here's part of his email . . .
So, just so you know, I´m perfectly fine! Saturday morning I woke up because I heard a bunch of weird noise, and all of the sudden, everything just started shaking like crazy. I realized what was going on, and I hopped out of bed and shook Elder Barreiro awake, and we ran/stumbled out of the house. I really don´t even know how to explain it. Sirens everywhere, dogs barking, people yelling, the world moving. It was madness. I was in socks shorts and garments so it was a little chilly. The earthquake part lasted about a minute and Luckily nothing happened to our house(besides all the stuff inside had been thrown all over the floor), so after while in the street we went back in, but then everything started shaking again so we naturally left. The tremblors kept happening all throughout the night and our neighbors, and members kept coming by to check on us so we didn´t get any sleep. At about 7 the Assistants to the president came and told us to stay put in case they called, which was pointless because the phones weren´t working either. And the lights and water didn´t work in Con Con so there wasn´t much to do. We did end up leaving to go check on some people that live close by and everyone was ok. We spent the day passing by members and investigators to see if they needed help with anything but Con Con didn´t really have to much destruction. There were a couple of apartment buildings that had the roofs and a couple floors fall in though. We also have orders to call our families, but none of the call centers are working still so I don´t think that will be happening. We got water and power back yesterday, but the power is like, half the strength, and the water was orange, and now they´ve cut it till tomorrow, so yea. Fortunately we have about twenty big bottles stored up of water in the pension so all is well. I just stink.