I know I've been absent lately, but it has been a busy month! Our street has been a site for mass confusion and chaotic activity lately as our fire is still under investigation. That brings me to my first request...
1) Both families moved into their rented townhomes this week. Please pray that their moving will go well, and please also pray that they will continue to heal and come to terms on what has happened.
I bumped into the woman who lost her entire house while she was watching more inspections the other day, and we had a brief talk. The fire was a month ago, and she still can't talk about it without chocking up. What has made it harder is that the fire has been ruled as "non-accidental" , which is pretty much a polite way of saying arson. That blow has been hard for the neighbours to deal with. Everytime I think that I almost lost my house because some idiot decided to start a fire it makes me burn up with anger, so I can't even begin to imagine what the families who did lose their homes are feeling. Also, some man has started a campaign against NOT donating money to the families (trust me, his logic is...illogical) and is spreading his views through the newspapers. People have been fighting back though- last week's paper was filled with letters about it- one was written by my father.
2) My aunt's long-term boyfriend Gavin had a heart attack last night. He had to have emergency surgery, but the doctors say he'll make a full recovery. Please pray for my aunt and for Gavin.
Last but not least...
3) Tomorrow (Sunday) I'm travelling to a swim meet out of town. Please pray for my safety as a I travel and also the safety of all my swimmers and their parents as they travel. The kids are super-excited, so I'm hoping it will be a good day for everyone!
Even though I haven't been poting, I've been reading your requests and keeping you in my prayers.