These were the words of Elder Claudio R.M. Costa of the Presidency of the Seventy as he stood and looked at the destruction of the village of Onagawa on the northeast coast of Japan.
He and Sister Margareth Costa traveled to the small town on May 9 as one stop on their trip through Japan. Onagawa was washed almost completely away in the tsunami that made landfall shortly after the 9.0 earthquake that shook the country on March 11. Ten percent of the town — approximately 1,000 people — are dead or missing in the wake of this disaster.