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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bless you for your prayers,
And praising God for the VICTORY ahead of time!
Ma and Pa