It's been nine days and we have students who haven't been able to find their parents and close relatives yet. I've been praying, praying. The front page of the paper indicates the death toll every morning: 60, 621, 1587, 3105, 4837, 5145, 5694, 6911, and 7348 today. Approximately 180,000 are reported missing. We want to remain positive--we have to.