Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Our thoughts are for New Zealand
The 6.3-magnitude quake struck Feb. 22, killing at least 75 people. About 300 remain missing, Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker told reporters. The quake and more than 30 aftershocks have toppled buildings in Christchurch’s central business district. The city’s tallest building, the Grand Chancellor Hotel, is unstable and may be moving, police said.
In January and February my Australian daughter and her children went with me to the South Island. Our first day and our last day we spent in Christchurch. I was impressed by the beauty of this city. The cathedral was magnificent and I am so sorry that this grand building is destroyed now. But I am worried about the fate of one of our bloggers, who lives there. I hope that she and her family survived this terrible ordeal. Let's think of all those people. If you can pray, please do!
The Cathedral in February 2005. My granddaughter was admiring the Silver Lady!