Several of our members and churches across Canada have connections to people who are working and/or living in that area.
· Please pray for the tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents forced to flee their homes with very little advance warning. Many have lost absolutely everything - latest reports are that whole neighborhoods have been wiped out, with over 1600 buildings in the city razed by fire so far. It continues to burn out of control.
· Please pray for the thousands of oil workers in surrounding camps – many camps are trying to move their non-essential staff off site so they can offer temporary accommodations to the Ft Mac evacuees.
· Please pray for the safety of the first res-ponders on the ground - the firefighters, city mayor, emergency personnel, and RCMP who are battling the fires, helping with evacuation efforts, and organizing emergency services.