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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:27 pm 
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There is a fire near Grayling Michigan where Camp Au Sable is located. I have not gotten any direct information but here is a link to a news item about the fire today.

http://blog.mlive.com/bctimes/2008/04/f ... acres.html

If you read closely you may realize there is a second need for prayer. There is a group trying to buy land very near Camp Au Sable for an amusement park. It is not a done deal yet but . . .

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:04 am 
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That will certainly be in my prayers.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:53 pm 
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I'll them in prayers

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:49 pm 
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This was posted on Michigan Conference web site.

Grayling Fire and Camp Au Sable Update: 4-25-08

VBS workshop STILL on for the weekend.
Yesterday afternoon, as the fires grew in intensity south of Grayling, a main electrical transformer failed in the heat. The camp lost electrical power, but the emergency generator came on automatically and supplied power to the main portion of the camp. Many local businesses and homes were evacuated. As the evening drew on, as a voluntary precaution, most of the staff and guests at the camp went to a motel in Gaylord for the night. Doug Show, Camp Au Sable ranger, volunteered to stay behind to watch over the camp. He was in constant contact with the county emergency control. He was prepared to release the barn animals if he had been asked to evacuate, which he was not.
As the fire raged nearby, with flames up to 40 feet high, Lake Shellenbarger was used by the firefighting helicopters to scoop and transport water to be dropped on the fire. The origin of the fire is unconfirmed at this time but is thought to have been started in several places along the nearby railroad track by a passing train with a “hot box” on one of the freight cars.
We are aware that many churches activated their prayer chains last night when they learned of the fire threat to Camp Au Sable and the surrounding area. Thankfully, God heard those requests and intervened on behalf of His camp. This morning Dan Hansen, Au Sable camp manager, was told by camp staff that they discovered that the fire came to the southwest corner of the property and stopped. It was also reported, but unconfirmed, that a second fire came within 500 yards of the south property line.
A big thank you goes out from the Michigan Conference to all those emergency workers and fire fighters who worked so hard to control and contain this fire and save Grayling and Camp Au Sable. Please continue to remember to pray for their safety and effectiveness as they work on getting it completely extinguished.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:18 am 
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I will definately keep this one in my prayers!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:44 am 
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Of course is still in prayers. Thanks for the update.

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