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.