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February 15th, 2009

by Bobby Gruenewald

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Praying for Australia

We have several close friends and people who are a part of our church who live in Australia.  As many of you probably know, they have been experiencing several large bush fires across Australia that have already destroyed over a 1000 houses and taken many lives.

There is a video update about the situation on the Internet Campus blog that you can view. I also had several pictures emailed to me earlier today which you can see below. Let’s all remember to pray for Australia this week as they continue to battle the fires in some places and begin the recovery process in others.

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  1. Feb 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Bobby,
    the fires have been a traumatic experience for all and many people here in the state of Victoria know of someone who has perished in the fires. Folk in our church which is very close to the fires have lost friends, family, homes and their jobs. We stopped all of our regular Sunday agenda and instead held a ‘Bushfire response/memorial service’ yesterday which gave many people the opportunity to grieve and move forward to hope. We appreciate your prayer during this time as many people are so lost and seemingly without hope and we want to be as Jesus to them and need wisdom on how to best love each of these people who have been affected.

  2. Feb 16, 2009 at 12:11 am

    wow.

  3. 3Mark - Canberra, Australia
    Feb 16, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Thanks for your post and prayers. Our church has sent several Chaplains down to Victoria and they have already talked several people out of committing suicide. The fires have taken a huge toll on the people of Victoria - some only escaped the fire with the clothes on there back. There has been a huge outpouring of donations from around the world totalling more than $100 million already.

  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Wow. Those pictures are crazy.

  5. Feb 16, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Video of the bushfire… incredible.

    http://media.theage.com.au/?rid=46144&source=theage.com.au/top5

    Thanks for praying for us! Please especially pray for the churches north of Melbourne and in some of the small towns that have been wiped out. We are partnering with them to provide medium term relief (They are over whelmed with short term relief).

  6. 6Jared
    Feb 16, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Definitely

  7. Sep 24, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Greetings in Jesus name;
    I am Pastor Naseem Albert from Lahore pakistan,working as a full time ministry from last 20 years, we have been working in villages, among villagers, and across pakistan for His kingdom. we a Bible college ministry, Village Pastor Ministry, Youth Ministry, Women sewing Center Ministry…and Prayer Minsitry.
    We have Successfully launched VKN Christian broadcasting Channel in Lahore , and trying to launch in Karachi very soon.
    we would love to work with you and partner with you to reach the un-reached through media, Crusades/Pastor Seminars.
    Please write us back, if God wills.
    we will be waiting.
    In His Harvest,
    Rev. Naseem Albert
    Senior Pastor & Principal
    Aim & Aim Bible College
    0092-301-4323946