Miracle in BC

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haithabu
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Miracle in BC

Postby haithabu » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:54 pm

This from a sister who lives in the bush near Quesnel with her husband. They had had to evacuate due to the forest fire but obvious it's now safe to return, since they now have the world's biggest fire break. (Though at some cost.) We have been praying for them as a church.


We have so much to tell you about but the huge news is that our house didn't burn down but everything else did. What happened at our place is one of God's miracles. The fire burned on all 4 sides of the house and decimated our property. We had no water on the building as someone had taken the pump away and removed the sprinklers around the house. The furthest the fire came to our house was about 6 feet away from the west side where the wooden deck is, on the east side it is 2 feet away. The fire did not burn right up to the house anywhere! We had cut the natural grasses short and raked up the dead stuff over 3 weeks ago and there have been + 30 temps and no rain and everything was bone dry and still the grass did not burn! God is so good! We have 6 windows broken on the south and east sides of the house due to the heat and have some ash inside the house because of the broken windows. The house doesn't smell great but nothing a few fish and curry dinners can't take care of! The big quonset was destroyed and everything in it which was most of Daves' tools and virtually everything that allows us to live independently out here. Dave is our computer expert so I'll have to get him to send you some pictures. What I would like to express to you and our church family that God is a loving God and is full of grace and mercy. Prayer absolutely is answered so thank you all for praying with us.
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RZehr
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Re: Miracle in BC

Postby RZehr » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:54 pm

I'm glad their house was spared. Last week we were getting a lot of smoke from BC all the way down here in Oregon.Visibility was under 10 miles.
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Re: Miracle in BC

Postby temporal1 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:18 am

RZehr wrote:I'm glad their house was spared. :D
Last week we were getting a lot of smoke from BC all the way down here in Oregon.Visibility was under 10 miles.
in the Seattle area, Puget Sound, considerable smoke lingered .. it must have been a couple of weeks. there isn't a lot of wind here, so, it did linger. a constant reminder of how bad it must have been in Canada. so scary.
it's been dry here for a couple of months, no change on the horizon. but, change is expected.
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MaxPC
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Re: Miracle in BC

Postby MaxPC » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:00 am

We're so glad they're safe! We've been praying for those who are in/near the fires.
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appleman2006
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Re: Miracle in BC

Postby appleman2006 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Wonderful and amazing. I like their upbeat spirit and sense of humour.
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Re: Miracle in BC

Postby Valerie » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:44 pm

appleman2006 wrote:Wonderful and amazing. I like their upbeat spirit and sense of humour.


So did I - of course, when you witness a miracle (or experience one) like they did you have plenty of reason to have an upbeat spirit- I love this testimony, God makes Himself obvvious- listening to the prayers, and the glory to Him, and the thankfulness to those who prayed- thanks for sharing!
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