Hurricane Norbert reached category 4 status today. It is predicted to land right in our neck of the desert by late Friday/early Saturday. Please pray for our town as it's still recovering from the previous storm we had in August. We will be having a prayer meeting tonight at our church here as well.
Last week, we had a sudden thunderstorm with strong winds and lots of lightening. In fact, it was so bad that I called all the children to come inside rather than letting them watch the storm from under the back patio as we usually do. The next day, we found out that the pastor of the Apostolic church in town went out in the storm to gather in his chickens when he was struck by lightening and instantly killed. He lived only 5 blocks from our house. He left his wife and 8 children (5 are grown, 3 still live at home). We will be visitng his family and taking them some food this week.
Tomorrow, we will be moving in the rest of the dirt we had delivered to finish raising up the yard in preparation for the storm. Tomorrow is also Timothy's 12th birthday! :) So we have a special party planned. This is the last day I can say that I am pregnant with our 12th and our oldest is 11 :) Thank you so much for your prayers.