ECUADOR (WAVY/CNN) — A group of students from Maine were caught in Ecuador during a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country over the weekend.
The group of students are from a Maine Christian school, and were on a missionary trip when the earthquake hit.
Katie Teague, parent of one of the students, received this voicemail from her 14-year-old son: “We’re alive so … all fine, every single one of us. You know we’re a little bit shaken up.”
Teague says she’s relieved and is ready for her son to come home.
“I’ll probably start crying and bawling and running through security that I’m not supposed to go through because I just want to grab him and hug him,” she says.
The students were supposed to return home Wednesday, but because of the damage, it may take a few more days for them to get a flight home.
Despite the chaos, the group is continuing to help the families in the area.