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Offline jayjay

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rain, glorious rain
« on: January 21, 2007, 07:57:22 AM »
Here in Australia we have been in the grips of a drought, the driest in recorded history some say. There have been massive bushfires in many states, lives lost, homes destroyed. The past three days we have had a major rainfall in the southern and eastern states. Some towns have had over half their yearly rainfall in one day (Hawker 149mm)(that's in Sth Australia), and Alice Springs had 28mm in 10 minutes. (25mm = 1 inch). We had about 40mm the past two days. A good long soak. In Victoria the heavy rains have extinguished many of the fires, allowing hundreds of volunteer fire fighters the chance to go home after being on the frontlines for over a week. Dams and reservoirs are filling, creeks and rivers are running, and the ground is soaked. We still need lots more rain, but thank God for what He sent!!!
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Re: rain, glorious rain
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007, 08:42:33 AM »
Glory to our God Who alone is merciful and loves Mankind!
Only an Australian could possibly rejoice at seeing flooding after so many years!
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Re: rain, glorious rain
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007, 01:27:05 PM »
Lord, have mercy!  Wonderful news!
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Re: rain, glorious rain
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007, 10:44:07 PM »
Lord, have mercy. Jesus, please give your blessings to the land of Australia.

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Re: rain, glorious rain
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007, 12:41:10 PM »
Glory to God!
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Re: rain, glorious rain
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 06:18:50 PM »
That is wonderful news. May it continue to rain in the right places and amounts.

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