Sunday, March 20, 2011

Prayers please.....

Dearest Readers,

Right now there is wild fire burning fairly close to our home and our nearest neighbors have been put on alert to be prepared to evacuate.  We are heeding the order also and have gathered all important papers, photos and precious keepsakes and loaded them in our car so that we can leave at a moments notice. Of course, we would gather our precious animals at that time.

The fire has burned about 150 acres and is moving pretty fast as there are gusty winds blowing through the terribly dry terrain.  The firefighters are not able to drive directly into the burning acreage as there are no roads, so they are using helicopters with water buckets and men with shovels (they have to hike to the area).  These types of fires are very unpredictable and can move very fast...a very dangerous situation to be sure.

Would you be so kind as to pray for the safety of our dear neighbors, the brave firefighters and my sweet family out here on the homestead?

Yours kindredly,

UPDATE:  The firefighters just stopped by our homestead...tomorrow they are going to use our pond to fill the bucket that the helicopter carries and dumps on the fire, as it is now almost dark I believe they will resume with the flights in the morning.  The fire is now over 500 acres and is still not under control, but no evacuations as of 7:15pm MST.


Tiff said...

Saying a prayer that they get it under control and everyone and everything stays safe.

Out Back said...

Wishing you all the best Shan, hoping all turns out well for you and yours.

Yes fires can be so unpredictable especially with wind pushing them.

Saying prayers for all concerned.

Stay safe,


M. said...

Shan...praying that the fire will be put under control as soon as possible.


Kimberly said...

Most definitely praying!

Janie said...

I have never commented on your blog before but it is one of the blogs I always check I love your post just wish you posted more.You are such an inspriation to me.I will keep you and your familyand neighbors in my prayers.I hope they get the fire under control soon.Please keep us posted.

Nadine said...

Keeping your family in our prayers!


Raquel said...

Praying here!

villarosa said...

YES ~ am praying for each person safely and the protection of their homes! You are a special family and I'm sure God's hand is over you and yours!

Forward on our knees!

Theresa said...

Hoping all is well. Glad you are ready to evacuate. Stay safe!

Anonymous said...

Praying for the safety of your family and neighbors, and for the sparing of your beloved homes.