12.08.2016

Whiting Fire Relief

Although we are thankful to those of you that have celebrated the joy of our announcement, we have some friends that need the support even more. The following post is from my husband:

My high school friend, McKenzie and her husband, Colton lost their home and all worldy possessions last night in a fire that completely engulfed their home.

As devastating as that is, it's nearly Christmas and they are having to figure out how to rebuild their lives instead of enjoying their blessings as the holidays approach. The thing that tugs on me is that I was concerned about having to pay for a water bill that was significantly higher than normal this month (despite the fact that it was probably a mistake on the part of the city). To consider something as small as that in the face of losing all the possessions you own, truly puts things into perspective and makes me grateful for everything that I have been given to steward by an amazing God. 

Luckily, things lost were only worldly. Husband and wife and animals are all safe and were never in any danger thanks to God's graciousness. However, that doesn't mean some of their basics are not in need of being taken care of for them. They need new cars, they need new clothes, they need new beds to sleep in, shelter from an increasingly cold winter and to know that God still loves them unconditionally. 

Please consider and pray about your own needs and if you can give and are willing to give. Five dollars for us means far less than it will mean to them at this time. And the goal of their GoFundMe is probably significantly lower than they need to replace everything they just lost. If you are unable to donate, please share this post on social media. 

I want to thank you for being a community willing to love on someone you probably don't know in a time when they need all the love in the world. 

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