Dear Tamy,Apparently the earthquake was 5.9 on the Richter scale. The missionaries in Bologna called us this morning at 6:30 a.m. telling us about their building swaying at 4:00 a.m. They went out on the street with the rest of the residents wanting to see if anything bad was going to happen. After a little while they returned to their apartment; however, they had the adrenalin flowing so they didn't get any more rest. Their neighboring city, Farrara, which is about 40 miles away had some significant damage. The 2 missionaries there had a similar experience. About 5 people were reported killed there and some of the old old buildings were destroyed in the quake. They cancelled church there due to transportation being shut down. Church in Farrara is held at a members home because there are so few members. The earthquake was felt throughout northern Italy; however, we didn't feel anything but our Assistants who live a block away on the 7th floor did.We feel that were were protected and blessed and our missionaries in those two cities were being watched over. We are so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who is at the head of this great work. Our faith has grown as we see how vulnerable we are. We acknowledge our dependence upon Him for our guidance and safety.Thank you for your love and concern. We feel your prayers and support which is a great source of strength for us too. We appreciate you taking the time to check on us. All of our missionaries are safe and sound. We really are excited about the great and marvelous work your son, Anz. Scheurn, is doing in Bolzano! We hope you will keep praying for us and our missionaries.Love,Sorella Wolfgramm
Thanks to my sweet Irene for this!!!