Christmas 2004 - my daughter Hope was planning to be on an island in Thailand. After the Tsunami I did not hear anything from her. As the days without a word from her passed into a week, I began to dread the worst. I was by this time looking at pictures of dead bodies that were on the web to help people just like me find their missing loved ones.
More than a week later, she called. She had decided at the last minute not to go to the beach but to a remote village in Laos where she had only found out about the Tsunami a week later and had no way of contacting us.
I mention this because I can have some understanding of how the parents of 3 teen age girls might have felt as they heard the news of the violence that was building up in and around where they were living in Kenya.
I know how I felt - thousand of miles away not knowing anything and fearing the worst.
As many know now, the parents asked Erik Prince for help. Here is the story from the local paper about what happened.