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Urgent prayers for safety - 12/7/2017 3:00:36 AM   
Chris Lyon

 

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I live in a valley that is surrounded by fire. There are no roads open to get out any more. Those who did not leave already are trapped. Please pray for God's mercy.
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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/7/2017 3:37:38 AM   
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Chris - the scenes that we see on tv are horrific. Father God, stop the fires that are raging in California. Send rain to help the firefighters distinguish the flames that are burning people's homes. May a way for those who stayed behind to now have a clear path to leave for their safety. In Christ's name I pray. Amen.
Chris - I assume that you left your home and in a safe place. I can't imagine how terrible all this looks and feels like. Take care of yourself!!

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/7/2017 3:03:17 PM   
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I've been praying for all who are affected by these terrible fires, I hope you're in a safe place. Aren't you in the Santa Barbara area? I didn't know the fires are there but there are so many burning I've lost track of all of them. Continuing prayers.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/7/2017 8:02:30 PM   
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I've been praying. I was wondering if you were home and if it was affecting your area. I pray you are safe and that the Lord will be abundant in mercy.

My Ddil grew up in Ventura County. It's a terrible thing just to watch from afar.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/7/2017 11:27:20 PM   
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Dear Lord ... we are praying for rain in California for those surrounding by raging fires. We pray to keep people safe and we pray for the safety of all of their loved ones.



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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/8/2017 2:48:03 AM   
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I live in the Ojai Valley. The fire completely surrounded the valley and cut off any exit roads for a while. I am in an evacuation area but I was not there when we were evacuated. Good because I am in a safe place. Bad because I was not there to get anything out of my house. Last I knew my house was still standing, but I will undoubtedly lose most of my garden. The intense heat and ash is not good for plants and trees.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/8/2017 9:40:23 AM   
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Thank you, Chris, for the update. I'm so very glad you are in a safe location. Prayers continue. May the Lord be merciful to you and to others affected by such terrible fires. I pray your house will be spared.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/8/2017 2:07:07 PM   
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Continued prayers.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/9/2017 9:07:18 AM   
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Chris, my prayers are with you and everyone affected by these fires. What we see on the news is devastating & heartbreaking.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/9/2017 11:28:52 PM   
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These fires are unbelievable! I am thankful that my family and friends are not in any of the affected areas, but with the winds you never know which way these things will turn. May God be merciful and allow these fires to be extinguished soon!!

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/11/2017 9:17:50 AM   
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It seems that my house is safe, as are the homes in most of the town. Some of the houses on the hillsides burned and I think most of the canyon is gone. Still, I don't think there has been any loss of life. I have very limited Internet access still, so I am not totally sure. It sounds like the community is coming together. Now the fire is headed up the coast. God protect all in its path.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/11/2017 11:37:38 AM   
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Thank you for the update Chris and I'm so glad to know your house is safe. Thank God you got
out when you did. Hopefully there will be good news on the fires in general, but pray God will send rain
in abundance soon. I'll be praying.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/11/2017 2:21:23 PM   
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So happy your house is still standing, God bless all who have experienced losses from these devastating fires.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/13/2017 8:33:34 AM   
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What a relief for you and your house being OK. Prayers that the weather cooperates with the firefighters so they can get the fire contained.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/22/2017 1:30:47 PM   
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It has been an interesting experience. I was in Africa when the fire came through. Many of the people there have nothing beyond the clothes on their back and, hopefully, a pair of shoes. And I was worried about my "stuff," of which I have way too much. I left California with 3 bags and came back with 1. The need is overwhelming.
As for my little valley, we are grateful that major devastation was avoided and there was no loss of life. Still, the situation is difficult for those who have lost everything, lucky to get out with their children, let alone pets, livestock, or anything else. I think the hardest hit are the artists in their 70s and 80s who were living in the canyons. A lifetime of creativity is gone, and they are too old to start over. The community is coming together to help one another, but I know some will never recover and will remain bitter. Please pray for God's grace and mercy.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/22/2017 9:43:10 PM   
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Prayers continue for those so devastated by the fires. Glad you were able to return to Africa, I know you have a special place in your heart for the African people. It does certainly put things in perspective when you spend time in a region where people exist on so little, and it makes me doubly grateful for the abundance God has showered upon me.

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RE: Urgent prayers for safety - 12/22/2017 10:05:56 PM   
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I'm very glad you are safely home, thanking God for His mercy and grace, and humbly asking for more of both in the lives of those dealing with loss in CA, as well as those who suffer continual need in Africa and other parts of the world.

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