Asking for Prayers
There was a tragedy here this past Sunday. Another Peace Corps Volunteer had her parents visiting her from the States. She had been telling us all for weeks how excited she was to see her father. There is no other person in the world to whom she was more close to. Last Sunday she took her parents to Savaii, the bigger more rural island. She and her father were snorkeling when the tide switched and carried them out past the reef. They both struggled. A boat saw them and attempted to make a rescue. They went to her first and rescued her. When they went for her father it was too late and he drowned. Yesterday was a miserable day. All the volunteers came in to be around for comfort for her and her mother but as you know there was very little we could do or say to comfort them. We saw them off at the airport late last night. I've been crying off an on for the last 24 hours. I'm asking for all of you to keep her and her family in your prayers.