House fire

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  1. padredurand

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    http://www.herkimertelegram.com/top...ed-in-Middleville-from-early-a-m-fire?photo=0

    We could sure use your prayers right now. If you follow the link visualize the window where the ladder is erected is my office for the past five years.... but no more. My oldest son, madre and I were trapped on the third floor and just minutes from meeting Jesus face to face. The Lord sustained us and sent angels in the form of two State Troopers and a member of the local fire police.

    One of the troopers climbed through a first floor window and rescued our 4 month old grandson. Connor and his SpongeBob blanket stilled smelled like lavender - not a whisp of smoke anywhere near him. Our son Joshua is still in the hospital. He does not have any burns but his O2 levels are low and it will take time for his lungs to heal. Our DIL was airlifted to a hospital in Syracuse. She is married to our middle son Aaron who is deployed to Kuwait. The Army got Aaron home and he is with DIL. Jess was taken off the vent this morning and is breathing with o2. Her prognosis is good. madre and I will be fine in a while. We were treated for smoke inhalation and will probably produce some nasty stuff for a week or so. While we are well prepared to meet our maker it is safe to say neither of us is in any hurry to get there.

    Most of the contents from our living room and kitchen will be recovered but most everything else is lost. It's easy, at first, to say "It's just stuff" until you know everyone will be okay and you start seeing what your stuff means to you. Here's an early praise for y'all. We have a lot of Bibles at home. My wife is a 4th generation PK and has many Bibles from the great preachers in her family. I have two Bibles I'm very fond of: The first is a leather bound large print NASB given to me by my paternal grandmother after I preached her funeral message out of it. The other is a well-worn Ryrie. We have recovered every Bible in the house all undamaged! My preaching Bible was 3 feet from the hottest part of the fire and it is unsinged, unmarked and undamage. I wiped it off with a damp cloth and it does not even have the smell of smoke on it. Sticking out of it was a single page of sermon notes from the previous week (text Isaiah 43:1-4) like the Bible it was not damaged in any way.

    If you'd like to follow the story as it unfolds and the recovery effort you can follow it on Facebook. I can be found as Dwayne A. Durand. Indicate you are from BB and I will befriend you.
     
  2. Gwen

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    Oh, Padre!! Thank God you are all OK, and will recover! My prayers are with you and your family. It sounds miraculous that you found your Bibles and they are undamaged, and that your little grandson still smelled like lavender! Praise the Lord for His protection!!
     
  3. Salty

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    Praying from Kirkville
     
  4. annsni

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    I've been following on Facebook and have been praying for you.
     
  5. Amy.G

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    Will pray for you. Praise God that He revealed Himself to you by saving your bibles. That's awesome. :1_grouphug:
     
  6. Scarlett O.

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    Padre, I am so very grateful to God that you and Madre and your family are all going to be OK. Especially that little baby boy. :flower:

    Praying for everything else to be all right, too. :flower:

    If you and Madre need anything, just tell us here at the BB. I mean it!
     
  7. abcgrad94

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    Oh Padre, I'm so very sorry to hear about this. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask your BB friends! Will be praying for you all.:1_grouphug:
     
  8. jilphn1022

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    Oh my!!:praying::1_grouphug: So glad God was there for you and your son!
     
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    I did not realize it at first I thought it was only you and your son! But it included more family members! Some are still in the hospital? Reading the article could this have been a fire that was set on purpose? Lord, We want to thank that there were no loss of lives and You helped the firemen to put out the fire and kept the firemen safe too! We are also so thankful most of the family was spared any harm, physically may You continue to help those still with oxygen and breathing problems. May You provide all of their needs of the things that were destroyed because of the fire. In the name of Jesus. Amen
     
  10. Salty

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    I just recieved an email from Padre, his DIL was released from the hospital
    PTL

    Salty
     
  11. Trotter

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    I've been offline for several days due to a hardware failure in my computer, so this is the first I have seen this.

    Praise the Lord you all made it out alive. I am praying for you all, brother.
     

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