Excerpt from Christi’s Journal:
Last night we had quite a bit of excitement. About 11:00 we got a call from Sarah that the men were out in the field directly in front of your swimming pool fighting a wild fire so she asked if Ron would join them and if we would all pray. Ron said it was really a big fire less than half a kilometer from the back fence, and that it was moving very fast and looked like it stretched from horizon to horizon. One of the missionaries said he used the radios to call the Maun 911 Neighborhood Watch and at least 20 responded straight away. Ron said they really knew what they were doing. They created a fire break and the fire was out by midnight. But in the short term we were all really praying. We even went over and woke up all the women and children on the mission campus. Everyone was up and praying and on the alert. The fact that there was very little wind and it was blowing in the opposite direction saved the day or it could have been a very different outcome. Just today we heard that the Nata Safari Lodge, 3 hours from where we live, was burned to the ground. It is huge and quite a loss to this area. This was as a result of a similar bush fire.