Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ring of Prayer for Colorado!


Living in Colorado is such a joy, the majestic mountains, and beautiful valleys are why we all choose to live here. As such our hearts are saddened as we see all the fires in our precious state!

We have a drought condition in most of Colorado, and all our mountains are tender dry.  For years now we have been fighting the pine beetle that has been killing our pine trees, and we are making some progress, but, it has left alot of dead trees that are fuel for these fires.  Also, for years we have not been allowed to go into the forests and gleen alot of dead trees for firewood, only 3 cords per family, and you must have a permit.  So, there are many downed trees that also fuel that fire.
High Park Fire
High Park fire near Fort Collins is 55% contained, and has burned 189 homes with 2,000 still threatened.  93 square miles of beautiful forest is gone, some of it had the beetle kill, which has made it so hard for the almost 2,000 fire fighters to fight.
High Park Fire
We have 2 cousins and families and an elderly Aunt living in Ft. Collins and we are praying for them daily. 

To make things worse we have had an extraordinarily large amount of wind this Spring and Summer, which also makes it dangerous for the fire fighters.
Near Lake George
Springer Fire near Woodland Park, Colorado, also has burned almost 2,000 acres, with 480 fire fighters fighting this fire. This fire is burning 3 miles south of Lake George, 150 homes have been evacuated, and the winds continue to blow and cause concern.  To top it off, there is an arsonist that has set 9 fires in the area since Monday, making a bigger concern for all the residents.  We have a dear friend that lives in a beautiful valley there, that needs our prayers of safety as well. We are also lifting her and family up daily.
View of Pikes Peak from Cabin Balcony.
Our family has been in Divide, Colorado for 2 years for a family reunion.  It is near this fire.  All this area is so beautiful and our hearts are saddened to think of the damage.

Please join us in a Ring of Prayer for Colorado!  We need God's hand to stop these fires, and to catch that arsonist, and to protect our people and our beautiful mountains.
Please join us that the "ring of fires" will be stopped as we join in an even more powerful Ring of Prayer covering our entire state. 
From Faith, Hope, and Love on Face Book
Bless you for your prayers,
And praising God for the VICTORY ahead of time!
Ma and Pa

12 comments:

  1. They caught that arsonist but now there might be another one - started a fire in national forest behind Walmart!

    Thanks so much for your prayers - getting ready to have our church Ladies bible Study here tomorrow evening and going a bit nuts at this point.

    thanks for your number - someday! but right now I am meeting myself coming and going. Other (original) fire 43 % contained - we saw the helicopters last night taking buckets of water to drop in fire....

    BLESSINGS!

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  2. Marijo,
    Praise God they got one! Now lets get the other one! Praying for a wonderful, Holy Ghost filled Bible Study tomorrow evening, and might angels protecting all of you. Keep us posted. Much Love!

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  3. I myself saw three forest fires on my way back from office and they sure do seem menacing and dangerous. may these summers pass peacefully for all of you too. God be with yo all.

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  4. Praying with you. We too, have family in Colorado and we live just next door in Kansas. Love visiting your beautiful state.

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    1. Nancy thank you for your prayers! And Bless you for visiting our blog!

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  5. you are invited to follow my blog

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    1. Thanks for the visit! I will visit you soon!

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  6. Trying to figure a way to swap e-mail addresses without posting for the world to see... any ideas?

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    2. Lets try this again, tried to spell check and that did not work :).... The phone number I gave you is my cell. If you have one, text me with your email and I will write you! Hugs

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  7. I am apologizing -
    i don't know how to text (my phone is WAY old and might not do that but I can call and leave you a voice mail if you aren't available... will do!

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