New Zealand earthquake

The news is still coming in about the earthquake that struck the city of Christchurch. We know that there was serious damage to buildings, including the cathedral. We know that many people were injured, and some have died. We are grateful that the buildings were mostly built well. Our friends, Lyndsay and Lorraine, and Phillippa are well. Phillippa's home was badly damaged, and there are no utility services, but she and her partner are fine. Please continue to hold the people of Christchurch in your prayers.