Saturday, February 27, 2010

"If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." D&C 38:30

All Missionaries in the Chile, Santiago East Mission are safe and accounted for. Today will be a day of service for all of us. We will look for ways to serve our Chilean brothers and sisters by teaching them about our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We are thankful for the blessing of safety that we have been given. We are thankful for the guidance of the Holy Ghost, and we stand as witnesses of our Heavenly Father's love for all of His children throughout the world. Without a doubt, we know that our Savior lives, and that He directs this work. We know that when we do His work in His way, He is with us, and we experience miracles! Thank you for your prayers and concern, and please know that we love our missionaries with all our hearts. They are the Lord's army, and we are blessed to be among them and learn from them. They are blessing the lives of so many of our Father's children, and they are powerful examples of all that young people can and should be. Don't worry! Our missionaries are prepared, and "if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." (D&C 38:30)

29 comments:

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for the update. We are so grateful that the missionaries in the Santiago East mission are safe. We will continue to send our prayers to you and also to those in other areas.

Barbara said...

We were awakened at 6:20 am California time by one of Elder K's friends who had heard the news earlier. Thank you for posting this update. We were all worried! We are grateful all missionaries are OK. Our prayers are with you and the people of Chile.
Barbara Killian

Rachel and Robert said...

Thank you keeping us posted! We really appreciate all you do for missionary! Thank you so much for keeping this wonderful blog. It helps us feel more connected to Chile.

Delisa Hargrove said...

Thanks so much for your update!! We were worried :)
God Bless you all today!

Penny Johnson, Baraboo WI said...

Thank you for taking care of our sons and daughters. While we as parents long to be there to help our children through this unforgettable experience, we are so grateful to know they are lead by inspired leaders. I am eternally grateful to know my missionary son is in your caring hands.

Anonymous said...

Oh we are so thankful. I can't describe the sick feeling I had when I heard the news and couldn't get any more information. We love you all so much and pray for the Santiago missionaries every day. Love you!

Anonymous said...

We are all so very greatful to hear that everyone is accounted for and safe. We know these young people are there for a reason and Our Heavenly Father is watching over everyone. Please know our prayers are with you.

The Lunceford's
Crowley TX

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Thank You,Thank you for blogging!

Anonymous said...

Have you heared if all are acounted for on the north mission?

Ryan and Jess said...

I'm so grateful you are all safe! What a blessing. We love you and will pray for you and your missionaries.

With Love,

Jessica Sharp (Farish)

Genevieve said...

Thank you for this update. Of course, our minds immediately start playing the "what-if" game and it's reassuring to know that all is well. My thoughts and prayers are with all the missionaries and people affected by this quake.

Genevieve
sister of Hermana Gabrielle Garfield

The whitney 6 said...

Thank you for posting news so quickly this morning. We were so worried. We are greatful for the love and care you show for the missionaries. Our prayers are with you and the people of Chile.

Whitneys said...

Thank you for posting the safety of the missionaries so quickly this morning. We were so worried. We are greatful for the love and care you show each of them. Our prayers are with you.

The whitney 6 said...

Thank you for posting the safety of the missionaries so quickly this morning. We were so worried. We are greatful for the love and care you show each of them. Our prayers are with you.

Bryce & Allison said...

Thank you for posting the safety of the missionaries so quickly this morning. We were so worried. We are greatful for the love and care you show each of them. Our prayers are with you.

The whitney 6 said...

Thank you for posting the safety of the missionaries so quickly this morning. We were so worried. We are greatful for the love and care you show each of them. Our prayers are with you.

Linda said...

So grateful to hear that all are safe there. We apprecaite your blog so much. We immediately looked here when we heard the news. Thank you for all of your efforts to keep us up to date with what is happening, and especially for taking such tender care of our missionaries!

Barney Family, Idaho & big brother
Elder Barney So Dakota mission

Lisa Meadows Garfield said...

Your blog report was so welcome today, since it is all the news we have of our missionary daughter. Will the missionaries be able to call home briefly in the near future? Thank you for taking care of each other and those who are suffering the effects of the quake. You are all in our prayers.

The Garfield family

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for keeeping this blog. It was very reassuring to get information quickly about our son. Our prayers are with you and the Chilean people.

Leigh said...

Dear President and Sister Laycock and everyone there,
We love you so much and appreciate the quick update this morning! It made our day bearable
as the news reports kept getting worse here at home. It has made a scary day more endurable
and the Spirit has been in our home abundantly.Thank you for your testimony of preparedness
and service. It puts the chaos in a better perspective, I guess.
We are still very concerned and worried for the state of the people, members, and our elders there.
Our earnest prayers are with all of you there, and most especially for our Elder
Jeremy Okleberry! If for some reason we can't hear from him this week directly, could you please
pass along our love for him? We are anxious to help in any way. How can we help?
We love you, our prayers are constant, and we'll do whatever you need us to do as parents here.
Thanks again so very much!
Leigh and Kevin Okleberry (and three little sisters)

Terry & Meredith Sorensen said...

We too were shocked to learn of the Chilean earthquake early this morning. We are thankful to receive the assurance of the safety of our missionaries through your blog site. Thank you for your watchful and tender loving care of our sons and daughters. We know that our Savior is watching over and protecting you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with our Chilean brothers and sisters whom we have come to love. May the Lord continue to bless and watch over you.
Terry and Meredith Sorensen

Anonymous said...

What great comfort this blog brought as parents and families could only sit, pray and "Be still, and know that I am God". Thank you for the time and effort put into it!!! The service you render not only to the people of Chile but to our missionary is appreciated. Our hearts are full of thanks and praise for the blessings the missionaries and people of East Santiago rec during this natural disaster. We send our love and continue to have each of you in our thoughts and prayers!!!!
The Owen Family
Elder Stephen Owen

Sue W. said...

All of us here love all of you there. The prayers of thousands continue with you as you help the people rebuild. Send our love to Elder Wilkey and each missionary of the East Mission. Please post if you need work gloves, extra work clothes, or other such supplies to assist in the clean up. We can get them right in the mail. Much love and many prayers. The Wilkey's Washington, UT

Deborah and James Whetten said...

What a blessing you and your husband are for our missionaries. We send our love and prayers and are certain that you were placed there "For such a time as this."

Thank you,
Deborah Whetten

Anonymous said...

Great news to hear that all are accounted for and well. Our prayers have been answered. We know these young men & women will be a great comfort and aid to those in need. Chile will be blessed by these dedicated servants. Shoulder to the wheel.

We love you EBIV,

Barnwells in MT, ID, TX & NC

Jill Evans said...

Thank you, Sister Laycock, for taking the time to send such a timely and thoughtful update. We know our son is in the Lord's hands, yet we also recognize that the Lord does His work with our hands. Thank you to you and your husband for being His hands to our missionary son Brett, and to all of the other missionaries of the Santiago East mission. We are grateful beyond words.

Jill and Gary Evans

Rebecca said...

Dear Sis. Laycock:

Thank you again for keeping us all aware of what was going on in Chile! As a family we were sooo appreciative of your blog. Lots of happy faces at home!!
I was not sure how to contact the mission office. I tried the phone number and could not get through. Would it be possible for one of the office staff to call Elder Andrew Johnston and let him know his Visa card is now activated. That would be a great help to us. Again, thank you for all of your hard work keeping us updated on all of these wonderful missionaries and their safety! Take care-Sis. Becky Johnston

Lisa said...

Thank you for being there and heeding to the promptings of the Holy Ghost.Our missionaries are there to see the Lord's work go forward. Our prayers are with all of you and the people of Chile Thank you for the blog..it is comforting to me as a mom.

Karlene said...

We are so happy you are all okay!! Please take care. You are such an inspiration. The missionaries are so lucky to have you two wonderful people watching over them. Thank you for your beautiful testimony! We love the Laycocks!! Give Landon hugs from the Robinsons.