Most of you have hard about the destruction and chaos that has descended in the South Pacific, specifically Samoa. Most of you might not know that I used to live there, doing service for the Baha'i Faith for about six months. I became extremely close to the Samoan community and feel extremely bonded to the people and the place. What has happened recently with the tsunami has been utterly heartbreaking. I am posting to ask you to please keep them all in your best thoughts and prayers in this extremely challenging time.
I am attaching an email from one of my dearest friends who lives in Apia, Samoa, as she writes me a personal account of what has happened:
My Baha'i friends in the village I taught in for a while:
Again, the village:
Me with my dearest friends, Wendy & Steven:
The Baha'i Montessori School in Apia:
This is Lalomano Beach, seriously one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever experienced, now completely devastated:
if you feel like you can donate anything to help with a relief fund, please click here.
i have had a couple people ask me if there was any destruction to the Baha'i House of Worship. As it is located on the top of the island, it remained safe and undamaged.