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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fw: Wildfire - Flood Volunteers & Support Needed

Passing it alone

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Thu, Jun 28, 2012 04:57:17 GMT+00:00
Wildfire - Flood Volunteers & Support Needed

Samaritan's Purse Responds to Devastating Wildfires and Floods

Samaritan's Purse is helping families who are victims of deadly wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico, as well as massive flooding in northern Minnesota.

"It was like looking at a military invasion," said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, after flying over the fire that exploded into neighborhoods across Colorado Springs yesterday.

More than 32,000 Colorado Springs residents were evacuated, including families and military personnel at the United States Air Force Academy. 

One person has died and over 500 homes have been destroyed by fires in Colorado and New Mexico. Powerful winds and temperatures above 100 degrees have hampered firefighting efforts.
As the flames are extinguished, Samaritan's Purse works in the Name of Jesus to minister to families whose homes have been damaged or destroyed, helping them salvage precious keepsakes, clearing debris, and comforting them in their time of loss.

While the inferno in Colorado Springs continues to rage out of control, Samaritan's Purse already has Disaster Relief Units on the ground in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Ruidoso, New Mexico. The High Park Fire near Fort Collins has burned more than 87,000 acres. It is estimated to be 65 percent contained.

Residents Flee Flooding in Minnesota

A Disaster Relief Unit is en route to Moose Lake, Minnesota, to help hundreds of residents whose homes were flooded following days of record rainfall. The team will coordinate volunteers to help remove water, mud, and debris from damaged houses.

Ways You Can Help


  • Lift up the thousands of families who have had to leave their homes behind, not knowing what they will find when they return.
  • Ask God to protect the firefighters.
  • Pray for the safety and strength of our staff and volunteers as they work in difficult conditions.
  • Your gift of any amount will help support the work of our volunteers and their ministry to families who have lost their homes.
  • Click here for more information about volunteering with Samaritan's Purse in Colorado or New Mexico.
  • Click here to learn more about volunteering in Minnesota.



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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Great commentary on Matt. 6:24

Matt:6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

"Many perceptive observers have sensed that the greatest danger to Western Christianity is not, as is sometimes alleged, prevailing ideologies such as Marxism, Islam, the New Age movement or humanism but rather the all-pervasive materialism of our affluent culture.  We try so hard to create heaven on earth and throw in Christianity when convenient as another small addition to the so-called good life.  Jesus proclaims that unless we are willing to serve him wholeheartedly in every area of life, but particularly with our material resources, we cannot claim to be serving him at all."  Craig Blomberg commentary, pg. 124

M Kraakevik

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I am from Evergreen, CO - and this video shows you what that means.

Thanks to Eric Alexander, for forwarding this video to me.  

Featuring places and events from Evergreen, Colorado. Created by Len Brewer from - with music by John Mellencamp.

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Last day of school


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