The Lord has put it on my heart to share this most urgent need for prayer.
Many of you may have already heard this news but for those of you who haven't
and follow Kelly-Anne's blog, The Diary of a Country Girl,
(and for those who currently do not)
it is with great sadness but yet with great hope that I share this request.
Last Wednesday, Kelly-Anne and her family's home and farm was consumed by a terrible fire
that was raging out of control where she resides in South Africa.
There has also been loss of life, including some, very close to her family.
Thousands have been left homeless.
You can read a local news report about the devastation here.
What she has shared is utterly heartbreaking but her faith is unshaken!
For those of you who aren't familiar with Kelly-Anne,
she is a lovely 18 year old young woman who has been blogging since she was 12 years of age.
Her family consists of six younger sisters and a darling baby brother who just turned one.
According to her newest update, which you can read here,
she and her family are currently in a borrowed home until July 10 or so.
Can you just imagine?
After reading this most current update, it was really a blessing to hear such hope in her post!
For he himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you."
Ever since I read about this tragedy, my heart has been so heavy.
Why is this?
Kelly-Anne lives thousands of miles away and we have never met and most likely never will.
You know, in blog land, miles may separate us but once we become long-distance friends,
some how, some way, we are connected...
...at least that's the way I feel about it.
I, as well as my family have been on the receiving end of your prayers and I have felt them!
So please, if you think about it,
please lift up sweet Kelly-Anne and her family in prayer.
The way I see it, sending our prayers and encouragement is better than sending money or clothing...
...actually it is the best kind of help anyone can receive!
Hugs and blessings to all,