Sunday, February 2, 2014

Such sad news, but praising God!!!!

Our daughter Lori's house burnt to the ground at 3:00 AM this morning.  But, we are certainly praising  God that all 8 kids, Philip and Lori are all safe, even the dog.  All they got out with is their cell phone and their jammies they were wearing.  No shoes, coats nothing.  The got everyone in the van for safety and the neighbor came to get them.  Right now everything is in limbo.  Their church, friends, family and neighbors are certainly rallying around them.  I would appreciate your prayers.

This was on the Fire Department Face Book Page.
Your North Berrien Fire Department responded to a fully involved house fire at 2:30am this morning. Firefighters worked on the scene for over 7 hours. The house was a total loss. We were assisted by Watervliet Fire Department , Keeler Twp Fire, and Sister Lakes Fire. Our hearts go out to the family of 10 that is displaced.



 
 
 
 

19 comments:

Angela Hartley said...

Joan, I am so very sorry for their loss and praise that they all escaped safely! Thank you for sharing this with us

Sandra Jackson said...

So sad to hear the devastating news, but the fact that they are ok is worth praising. Let us know how we can help.
Sandra Jackson

Lindah said...

How heartbreaking. I'll keep your family in my prayers. So glad everyone is safe.

Patti J said...

Oh, Joan, I am so sorry to hear this news. Thank God that the family is okay. I 1980, we lost our home, and my dear husband was burned over 80% of his body. We spent many months going through skin graft operations, etc. I am feeling your heartache, dear friend. Sending up prayers for your family. Hugs...

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Joan, I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy, but thank God the family got out safely. In 1973 we lost my grandmother's home to fire. She was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack, but my uncle lost his life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

mackie lady said...

Joan: I am so sorry to hear that. My daughter also went through a house fire but managed to get the family out. The Red Cross was an incredible help to them. I pray for you and your family that God will be your source of strength through this difficult time. Blessings, Solange

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and love are with you and your family. The family got out safe and that is most important. It must be very hard for the children. Yes, please let us know if we can help in any way.

Karen Greiss said...

So sorry...but material things can be replaced...lives cannot.They are very lucky all got out safely

Sharman said...

But God..... I am really so sorry to hear of this sad news BUT God will provide. He always does and you know that. Praise God that everyone is safe and that they have friends and family that will be by their side during this grieving time. Yes they will still grieve but God will be there with them watching, holding and supplying them.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have had some major life changing events lately. Take care of yourself so you can be of service to the others. God bless all of you.
toni

April said...

This is so sad, but it is wonderful that they got out safely. God id good and things will work out.

Sharon Johnson said...

Joan, I am so sorry for their loss, but praising the Lord that they all made it out alive! Times will be difficult, but they'll make it through. God is good! Keep us posted.

ednamburgess said...

So sorry to hear this sad news Joan. Thank God they all got out safely. Will keep them in my prayers. Edna

Gretchen Wilson said...

Joan I still can't believe they all got out of that house, God was working top speed in this one. Never doubt the Almighty Father. Praying for all and you too and Jon.

Hugs and God Bless,

Gretchen

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
So sorry to hear this sad news Joan. Thank God all got out safely including the family dog. Prayers for you and the entire family. Also for the rescue workers who made sure everyone was safe, God Bless them.

terry said...

JOAN... I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND AM SO HAPPY THAT EVERYONE IS OK..THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. THE LORD WILL PROVIDE A NEW HOME FOR THEM. AND AS HE HAS ALREADY PROTECTED THEM IN THIS TRAGADY. THERE IS A REASON FOR THIS....BLESS YOU ALL AND TRUST IN THE LORD FOR HELP IN THE COMING DAYS. SINCERE HUGS AND GOD BLESS ALL!! TERRY CHRISTOPHERSON

Anonymous said...

So, so sorry to hear about the fire. Praise God that He got them to safety. The house can be rebuilt. One can't dwell on the past, so they will move on and do just fine. I am sure they are also praising God for keeping them all safe. Our prayers for all. Nancy from Bay City, MI

Donna Przybylowski said...

Joan,
So sorry to hear of this , so very glad though that everyone made it out ok, God bless you all, will keep saying many prayers for you all, god the kids must be so frightened, we had a small fire when I was small and I had night mares for years!! I am so very glad that they are all ok, take care!!
Big hugs to you all,
Donna

Babs said...

So very sorry Joan, I can relate for my 2 aunts lost their house last summer as well. They are ok so that is a blessing. It will be a long road ahead for them but will keep them in y prayers.