It's strange being in Wisconsin and reading about all the fire stuff going on. It seems to hit so close to home yet also seems so far away. I do have to admit that it's a bit strange to know that Matt and I were just hiking in some of the hills that are now up in smoke and were visiting friends in some of the evacuated areas just a week ago. While it's comforting to know that our family is currently safe, we do know that many of our friends are being affected by the fires (particularly in San Deigo).
For those of you in the San Deigo area, we are praying that God will continue to keep you safe and that while it may be a fustrating time with work and life disrupted, you will continue to find your strength in our Lord.
For those of you outside California, please pray with us for those affected by the fire. It's going to be a while before things get contained and I know that there are many who covet your prayers right now!