This past Thursday afternoon, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s house burned down. Everyone got out of the house okay except for a few of their cats (we’re hoping that they ran away and will turn up again). They have basically lost everything, but we are SO very thankful that they are okay. If this had happened at night while they were sleeping, it likely would have been a different story. They are still unsure of the cause of the fire, but an outdoor outlet with a timer plugged into it is a suspect.
Notice from these two pictures above that the Land Rover is pretty much holding up the whole corner of the house. What a great vehicle! (o: The condition of the Land Rover is still not known, but it looks pretty good from the back.
As you can imagine, this is extremely difficult for them. Within a few hours, everything they had was gone, and many of those things are just not able to be replaced. It was touching to see already the outpouring of help and concern from their neighbors. They have been showered with clothes, shoes, toys, toiletries, etc. I think H must have been given about 20 pairs of shoes after everyone found out that she ran out of the house barefoot.
Please pray for God’s provision and strength for the whole family.