Hey all, thanks for keeping us Southern Californians in prayer over the fires raging across our desert landscape. The front page of the Orange County Register today shows a satellite picture from Santa Barbara to Mexico that is shocking because of the multitude of fires in our area and the mass of swirling smoke over our coastline and ocean. Lovely Lake Arrowhead has lost 425 homes and 5,000 acres. San Diego has lost a whopping 1,150 homes, sadly including that of our cousin, Donnie McClure (shown below with Mother), in Rancho Bernardo and 235,000 acres. And Orange County has lost 10 homes and 18,000 acres. We can still see fire on the hills from our home although we are not in the danger zone, but many of our family and friends have had to evacuate with just a few possessions not knowing what they'll find when they return. It's a sobering reminder that truly everything we have is ours on loan from God, not to be held onto too tightly.
More news on the fire to come. Please keep praying for the safety of our firefighters, residents, and wildlife in this area.
To end on a happier note, here are a few shots from our farm field trip last week:
“Get back to your burdens”
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