Hello All, My own family pretty much all lives south of Chennai in city called Madurai - and like our staff in India were all far from the horrific events of last week. But my husband has an aunt in Mumbai and my in-laws were visiting the city as well. Thankfully they, and the rest of our friends in the area were out of harm's way. My sister's friend however, lost a classmate in the shooting. A young man who was engaged to be married this week. Such losses weigh heavy ... much appreciate the prayers and well-wishes all of you have sent in. More than ever at times like this it is gladdening to be part of a community that truly cares. All good things, Pavi From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:24 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Prayers For Our Staff In India Hi Monica, The Worth Trust is based in Chennai (formerly Madras), which is about 500 miles to the southeast from Mumbai (formerly Bombay). I believe Viji is also from Chennai, though I could be wrong about that. As far as I know, none of the Bookshare staff are in Mumbai now. HTH, Carrie ________________________________ From: Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2008 8:06:12 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Prayers For Our Staff In India Hi everyone. I don't know if you've been watching the news. Bombay has been attacked by terrorists who have targeted 2 hotels and a hospital so far. They have killed many people, injured many more, and have taken hostages. I feel awful for the people involved and their families. I am also concerned about any of our Bookshare staff that may be in India right now. I know Jim and Lisa have traveled there often this year, and Pavi's family is in India. We also have people in India who are processing a lot of our books. If you are inclined, please pray for the safety of our staff and fellow volunteers. I hope they are all safely at home or in another part of the country. I'm going to organize a prayer meeting in my home this evening to pray and light candles for the people whose lives have been shattered by this attack. When someone is back at the Bookshare office, I will contact them to see if there are physical needs that need to be met for our staff and volunteers in India. I'm regretting not asking for more details about where their facility is located. Monica Willyard "The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time." ~ Joe Girard To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.