I wanted to blog today about “I have a dream for the church,” maybe tomorrow. Right now my heart is sad. Saturday night, my oldest sister’s (Melinda) house burned. She pretty much lost everything. I ask that when you say your prayers today that you’ll please say a prayer for her too.

The following is the email my other sister (Monalea – who you know from the blogging world) wrote about the ordeal.

My sister, Melinda Morgan lives down the street from me. She was lying on her couch tonight (Saturday) watching a movie when she looked up and noticed the ceiling on fire. She called 911 and then called us. The family, 12 of us in all gathered across the street in the 30 degree weather and watched as the firemen worked at putting out the fire. 3 times the flames were brought under control; 3 times the fire leaped back into a blaze. It took the firemen over 3 hours to get it out. When they finally began to roll up their hoses, Melinda and several others went into the smoke ruined house to try and retrieve a few of her personals.

Melinda does not have insurance on her home. When she bought it 5 years back, the insurance company told her they could not insure it unless it had a new roof.

Although Melinda is with us tonight tired, confused and running on adrenalin, there are still many blessing in tonight. The fire started about 8:15 and Melinda was awake to see it. She is safe tucked in bed tonight. The fire department did an excellent job and worked hard. Our family pulled together and offered love and support to Melinda and each other. And most importantly, we rest assured in knowing that our Father in heaven was not sitting in heaven surprised about the turn of events.

Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.”

Please remember Melinda in your prayers as she will begin to dig through the debris in the next day or two. Please pray that we will keep our hearts and minds focused on God where it belongs and where all the answers lie.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. David Kirk says:

    We are sorry to hear that Melinda’s house burned. Is there any way we can be of help? Other than prayers?

  2. TREY MORGAN says:


    Right now it’s going to take a few days to figure out what is needed and if anything is salvageable. I will let you know. Thanks David.

  3. Donna says:

    Melinda is in my prayers.

  4. Greg says:

    What a traumatic thing to endure. And yes, thank God it happened when she was awake. Your family is on our prayers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry.
    Don (AW)

  6. johndobbs says:

    What a horrible sinking feeling to know that everything you own is gone. When our house was flooded it took us two weeks to go through what was left … only to throw most of it away. God bless your sister. I am glad she is surrounded by family. Keep us posted.

  7. James says:

    Yes, keep us posted.
    James and Kathy

  8. jel says:

    AM sorry too, but Glad that she is ok!

  9. Shane Coffman says:

    Father, our hearts ache for Melinda. She has lost so much.

    We pray that you would encourage her in the days to come when she feels discouraged, and give her peace when she feels insecurity.

    We are thankful that she was not injured in the fire, and we are equally thankful that her life does not consist in the abundance of her possessions.

    We want to ask you to restore in her life everything that the fire destroyed and more, just as You did for Job, for the purpose of Your name being lifted up through this event in her life.

    We ask through the authority of our brother Jesus and our advocate, the Spirit.


  10. blogprophet says:

    sorry to hear that. keep us updated.
    and get a list of what they need if you can.

  11. Matt says:

    Trey thank you for sharing. I will add Melinda to my list.

  12. That Girl says:

    So sorry that your family is having to deal with this. Please let me know if there is a way to help her physical needs.

    obviously, I will pray for her and your family.

  13. Anonymous says:

    You are in my prayers – Kasia, Warsaw, Poland

  14. nb says:

    I feel so sad for Melinda’s loss. I’ll be praying.

  15. Jeanne M. says:

    My heart aches for Melinda. She and all of the family will be in my prayers. So grateful that she is safe and unharmed physically.

  16. Zach Detwiler says:

    Trey- man this grieves my heart! Let me know what she needs..we were actually planning a garage sale soon and there is some great things we would love to give.. Let me know if they need clothes or anything. I will def. get my church rallied up if you see a need to!

  17. Haley says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your sister house, I’ll be sure to keep her and your family in my prayers as you work to support her through this difficult time.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Let us know what we can do.She is
    in our prayers.
    The Barlows

  19. Evan Williams says:

    she is in my prayers and i finally got a new post so check it out.

  20. Bob Bliss says:

    Trey, may God bless Melinda with comfort and use other Christians to comfort her. May Melinda continue to know God’s graciousness in the midst of tragedy.

  21. Monalea says:

    Trey, Thank you so much for posting this on your blog. Thank you to everyone that is praying and seeking ways to help. I love you all!

    Monalea (Melinda’s sister)

  22. preacherman says:

    You and your family are in our prayers.

  23. Toby Tucker says:

    Prayers from the Tucker’s! Let us know what we can do to help.

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