I found out about this terrible disaster through the television news. I watched footage of houses being taken apart by the sheer force of the mudslides and disappearing down the river of mud. I was shocked by the enormity of this tragedy, more so by the damage and the death toll.
Frankly, I am at the loss of what to say.
Some of you have lost friends, others, family members.
The question that is probably going through most of your minds at this moment is, why did this happen? I don’t have the answer.
But I just want to say this: please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many around the world.