Tuesday, October 13, 2009
No News is Good News.....
Quinn in the mission office
Wednesday morning while in New York we heard there was a Tsunmai warning for many countries including Vanutatu where Quinn is serving. I decided to not panic---no news is good news right? I received texts and emails from family wondering if everything was okay, and I just kept telling them, I don't know, but if something was wrong we would of heard.
Sunday in his email Quinn gave this information on the Tsunmai warning. He was sitting in their mission office and and one of the missionaries on the island called and asked about the earthquakes. Quinn and his companion did not feel them but all the other missionaries had. The phone rang again and it was Quinn's Mission President, President Ostler...he asked to speak to Quinn and told him about the Tsunmai warning. He told Quinn to take the mission van and pick up all the missionaries and head to the mountains. So they stopped what they were doing and immediately went and picked up all the missionaries. (4 sisters and 2 elders). Funny side note---this is the first time I even knew there were sister missionaries serving on Vanutua. Everyone in the town of Port Vila was doing the same thing. Quinn described it as a circus....stores closing, people running, he thought it was funny. When they finally got to high ground they stayed for about an hour and a half, no sign of any trouble and headed back down and back to missionary work!!!
Beautiful Port Vila, Vanuatu
Saturday was Quinn's 21st Birthday. Soon he will be home and we will celebrate. He always jokes that he was adopted because we don't have a lot of baby pictures of him....but in my defense he is the middle child, and he slept ALOT!!!! We have missed him every day he has been gone, but loved the dedication and service he has given to the people of Vanuatu. We are grateful to have him as a son and are counting the days and minutes until he returns....
Happy Birthday QUINN!!!