Kim's family is safe! Her brother called her yesterday from Sendai. He also reported that he heard that their sister, who lives an hour away, is safe, also, along with her husband and pregnant daughter and son-in-law. Kim is SO RELIEVED! Thank you, God! Their houses are in bad shape and may have to be torn down, but they are alive and well. While she was talking to her brother on the phone, he had to hang up quick and run out of the house because of another strong aftershock.
Now Kim is very much looking forward to talking with her sister and hearing her voice. That may still be a while till phone service is restored. Many thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts and prayers. Kim also appreciates it greatly! Happy Friday!