Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wild Fires!!

This is a picture of what is left of our neighbor's home. Oklahoma was crazy with wild fires on Thursday. We were evacuated and stayed the evening in a hotel and while our home was spared, two of our neighbors faced a total loss of home and possessions. The fire came right up to our fence line and stopped, I totally attribute that to prayer. Thankfully, no lives were lost, but please lift up these and others who have suffered loss.

We had a Farewell Party on Friday evening, and even though people had to pass by fire trucks who were still trying to contain flare ups, friends still came. We had a great time seeing so many people that we have not seen in a long time. Please know that all of you are an important part of our lives and we treasure your friendships. Some could not come due to distance, illness's or other plans but we certainly felt your love through the cards and notes on FB. We are so blessed with great friends who let the "CEO's" love shine through, we see the Son in you!

We are still waiting for a word on our visas we cannot fly without them. We were asked to send another copy of a Birth Certificate so hopefully that was the hold up, please be praying that they come soon. Of course we are enjoying time with everyone but after our training we are also anxious to start language school and begin this new journey.
As I write this I notice a large orange glow out our backyard. The fire picked back up and our street has been blocked off to traffic most of the day. They said we didn't have to evacuate and thought they would contain is not looking contained! I am keeping an eye on the flashing lights of the rescue vehicles that are near us, they keep getting closer. This is so crazy!!


Zimms Zoo said...

Zk took some pics while we were there and we showed them to my parents. They couldn't believe how close it came to your house.

The kids smelled like a bbq when we got home.

It was so nice to see everyone. Brown Bear was so happy to see your boys.

the gereckes said...

We love you guys, I'm not sure if you would still be held up if you had kept sitting in the front with us or not, I guess we'll never know. Take care, we're thinking of you and can't wait to hear about all that you get to be a part of. You're going to do such an awesome job.