Our Update From Ecuador

Dear friends,

We are feeling so lucky right now to say we are safe and sound. A massively destructive earthquake occurred on the northern coast of Ecuador last night. We were in Cuenca at the time, which is much further south, though we did feel some rumbles in the cab while we were on the way to the airport.

And why were we heading to the airport?

Our next Body+Soul Camp begins TODAY. What timing! In fact, our guests are now in Ecuador and making their way from Quito to Otavalo. We are so relieved that everyone is safe. Though it must be a bit unnerving for them to be traveling right now and we hope they are feeling some peace.

Our hearts are aching for so many people who have been affected. At the moment, we’re feeling helpless and wish we could do something. Some of our dear friends live right at the epicenter, near Esmeraldas. We have not yet from them and we keep checking our phones and calling them. The husband and wife are part of this community and the husband even attended our first retreat in Ecuador. They have 3 young, darling boys – and we just pray for their well being.

Thanks for all the love and concern you have for so many.

May all your families and loved ones be safe.

We send you all our love and gratitude,

Mara & Danny

P.S. The photo is our view right now at the retreat. It’s so strange that everything is so peaceful and quiet here, yet there is so much destruction 4 hours away.  🙁

UPDATE: We were able to find out that our friends survived with no injuries! We got in touch with someone who lives across the street from them and we were told that their home was unaffected. We are sooo relieved. 

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  1. Anonymous April 17, 2016 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Was waiting for an update since yesterday!! Glad you guys are ok.

  2. Anonymous April 17, 2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Your blog was the first place I came after seeing the news. Glad y'all are safe and keeping your friends in prayers. ~ Catherine

    (First time commenter, but found y'all almost 2 years ago…A post divorce blessing which is helping me to make bigger but better choices and changes for a hopefully more authentic life, although very scary at 46!)

  3. danny April 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you both for writing in, for your love and concern. I'm actually delighted to update on our friends, I contacted the property manager in the area they live and was able to get an update.

    They are safe, amazingly suffered no damage (though they live in a very simple open air African Roundhouse without walls really….so I'm guessing that helped). They kids were startled, but it sounds like they are out surfing on the beach now.

    We'll be working non-stop this week, but if Mara and I hear of any good ways to contribute to relief efforts, we'll try and make the community more aware of that.

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    • Anonymous April 18, 2016 at 4:51 am - Reply

      Um, no thanks. I'd rather follow Danny and Mara's advice.

    • danny April 19, 2016 at 2:01 am - Reply

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