I heard on the news this morning about a volcano in Chile but figured it was far away from my nephew Jordan who is serving a mission in Osorno Chile.
Well, apparently a couple of weeks ago he was transfered to a beautiful coastal fishing town called Chaiten. Guess where the volcano which had been dormant for 2000 years blew it's top at??? Yep, Chaiten Chile which from everything we have seen is 6 miles away from the town Jordan is in.
My brother said that in his email today he said he and his companion were able to get out with the clothes on their backs and very little else. He said the town evacuated the natives first and then anyone else but luckily they made it out of the town. He said his one and only suit he was wearing had ash burn marks from the ash which was raining down. He said they were able to throw what they could in a suitcase and get out which meant he left stuff behind which they arent sure he will be able to go back for.
Luckily Mothers day is Sunday and they get to talk to him and get some more first hand details but for right now, that is scary and amazing!! Here's a few pictures I pulled off the web.