UPDATED MONDAY MORNING OCT. 19th, 2020:
The southwest is so very, very dry and it is a complete tinder box. As I drove out to Reserve, NM yesterday to preach at FBC in Reserve….the land became very parched. Creeks and rivers are drying up in New Mexico. Many farmers and ranchers are suffering greatly! Please join us here at Team Jesus and pray for rain and safety of all!
Now we have a huge wildfire southeast of Taos…….
‘Smoke coming from everywhere’: Colorado fights largest wildfire in state history, a second forces thousands to evacuate
Colorado crews scrambled to gain ground against two blazes as this year’s historic wildfire season imparted more heartbreak and hardships on the West.
Read in USA TODAY: https://apple.news/A07TnmOvDSFyVIB3ad2O3ag
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Our heart breaks at this news….the Estes Park area is one of the most beautiful areas in the whole world! At the top I included a picture of Estes Park from the resort we stayed at about 4 years ago. Estes Park is our favorite place in the whole world! Such Godly beauty! We must pray for rain, we must pray for our heroes who fight these horrific fires. I do not think many people realize the seriousness of this drought. Rivers and creeks are drying up right here in New Mexico! The Rio Grande river is dry in spots! Albuquerque has been near the top in America in tree deaths and now as I look around in my travels many trees are struggling or just plain dying. Yesterday I winterized our lawn and also fertilized our trees and shrubs. We must be good stewards of this land God has given us to take care of.
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
Strong winds fan Colorado’s largest recorded wildfire
The largest wildfire in Colorado history grew overnight as high winds pushed the blaze through rural communities and the forecast predicts more “extreme fire behavior” on Saturday
Read in ABC News: https://apple.news/A3uFBU4MjS029EkVedHTJ1g
These photos show the intense smoke from Colorado’s largest wildfire ever
The Cameron Peak Fire ignited in mid-August and has grown to more than 270 square miles. These photos show the intensity of the state’s largest fire.
Read in USA TODAY: https://apple.news/AS4Rk1FS3SmKIzqBNYhe0uQ
Colorado’s largest-ever fire brings new round of evacuations
Warm temperatures and high winds have breathed new life into the Cameron Peak Fire, burning since Aug. 13.
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Prayer For Abundant Rain In Drought
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, You alone are good and You alone richly provide for all the needs and the necessities of life, and in Your loving-kindness You give us over and above all that we ask or think. Thank You for Your steadfast love and gracious provision to us and to all Your creation.
Forgive us for the times when we have taken Your provision for granted and the times when we have failed to thank You and give You the honour and gratitude that You deserve. Thank You, that even though we have failed to acknowledge all that You give us day by day, You faithfully provide us richly all things to enjoy. But Lord, we come to You now, knowing that we are facing a drought in this region and we ask You to send abundant rain on the earth, which has become dry, thirsty and arid.
Look down in pity our plight we pray. It is not only the plants that are wilting, but even the animals and people in this place are parched and dry. Oh Lord, send us rain. Open the windows of heaven we pray with the sweet rainfall that we so desperately need, and water our land we pray, and we will give You all the praise and glory due to Your holy name,
“You visit the earth and water it abundantly, enriching it greatly. God’s stream is filled with water, for You prepare the earth in this way, providing [people] with grain.”