The lady who started the mission that I went to last year in Haiti is alive. We are so grateful for her life but what makes us rejoice even more is how it happened. We learned yesterday that Elsie, that's her name, was getting ready to take a shower, last Tuesday afternoon, when her phone rang. She postponed her shower to answer the call. It was one of the workers helping her with the mission house. While they were on the phone, the earthquake happened. All the worker could hear was Elsie screaming and then the phone line went dead. Little did he know that his phone call saved Elsie's life. Had she been in the shower, she would not have had enough time to escape from her apartment which completely collapsed. All she had time to do is wrap a sheet around herself and run out of a hole in the wall of her apartment.
In light of this tragedy it is the survival stories just like this one that give us hope. Continue keeping Haiti in the forefront of your prayers because the recovery will be long and arduous!