Update: Tagesschau: Klick!
Die meisten Leser werden bereits aus den Medien von der Unwetterkatastrophe in Australien (Downunder) erfahren haben. Die Fluten haben bereits 8 Menschenleben gefordert, ca. 70 Menschen werden noch vermisst. Die Metropole Brisbane erwartet weitere, schwere Regenfälle. Teile der Stadt sind bereits evakuiert. Jetzt erreichte mich folgende Mail mit der Bitte um Gebet für die Betroffenen:
FLOODING – WE ARE in BRISBANE!
No doubt many of you around the world have been hearing about the terrible flooding in Australia around the Brisbane-Toowoomba area. Well, my family and I have been house-sitting a friend’s home in North Brisbane for the last couple of weeks before we begin our Australia tour in late January. I don’t know how it happens, but we always seem to arrive just in time for a major disaster or some extreme-weather event!
But there is nothing „light“ about what is taking place here right now. Tragically, a massive water-surge tore through Toowoomba and other towns to the West of Brisbane yesterday – killing a number of people and causing major destruction. This same tide is headed downriver towards Brisbane. We are about 5 miles out of Strathpine (Nth Brisbane) – which received an evacuation alert for its low-lying areas today. But so far it is not too terrible – and we are not on the low ground ourselves. But parts of Brisbane expect a very torrid night – and tomorrow as well. Please keep this region in your prayers, my friends. Many are having to leave their homes. And the rain is still falling.
You may wish to see the latest on this disaster from the Sydney Morning Herald at the following website- http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/
Thankyou so much for praying and God bless you all.
„Zuallererst fordere ich die Gemeinde
zum Gebet für alle Menschen auf:
zum Bitten und Flehen, zu Fürbitten und Danksagungen (..)
(1. Timotheus 2, 1 NeÜ)