Thursday, March 4, 2010

LDS Missionaries Prepared for Earthquake in Chile 2-weeks before it hit

Read how Sister Lisa Laycock, wife of mission president Larry Laycock of the Santiago Chile East mission, listened to a spiritual prompting and prepared their missionaries for an earthquake 2 weeks prior to the 8.8 earthquake in Chile. Here is a brief quote:

"Nearly two-and-one-half weeks ago, I was awakened at around 4:00 AM by just such a prompting. I did not hear a voice, but the thought was as clear as if it had been in the form of spoken words: "There is going to be an earthquake. Prepare your missionaries." I sat up in bed and immediately remembered Elder Scott's counsel. That morning I told Larry what had happened. He immediately set to work organizing our missionaries to prepare for an earthquake."

This article reminds me to listen to spiritual promptings. How often do we ignore them or forget about them when they come in the night or early morning? Grateful for Elder Richard G. Scott's counsel to write them down. Also, it makes me thankful for the wife of all mission presidents and their sensitivity to the Holy Ghost.

Read article here


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this story! I have a friend that has a daughter in Chile, and as you can guess, they have been very worried. It does bring comfort to hear that they were prepared.

  2. I just discovered your blog, and I really appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and ideas about food storage. We are slowly working on it, and can always use more ideas on how to improve.

  3. You are awesome! That is a ton of hard work and you are really so sweet to share it with all of us! That would take such a long time and I love that you are so willing to share and help out other mommies that need you and your rockin' price sheet. THank you!!

    (saw your blog on PYP:)

  4. We have a missionary in our ward in Concepcion Chile. His Dad told us that the Mission President told them a week before the quake that he didn't feel good where they were living, so he moved them. After the quake they visited their old home, it was completely demolished. Thank you for this post, I read and enjoy your blog often!!


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