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Chairo Christian School VIC – Bushfires

You would have seen the scenes of bushfires across Victoria in recent weeks, and one of our schools was close to the wide impact zone. Here is a lovely message from Chairo Christian School, Pakenham Campus Principal, Peter Wells…

“Chairo really values the thoughts and prayers of our brothers and sisters across CEN. We are thankful for the many firefighters who have contained fires to the north of the freeway. Our communities were very vulnerable on Sunday, but wind conditions meant the threat didn’t escalate. Please pray that conditions continue to improve. We are mindful of those in the wider community who have had to evacuate or who have lost property. Our staff community has not been seriously impacted by property losses but we are conscious of several parents and students who have been fire-affected and their stories and needs are becoming known to us. We have a great community that will provide practical support to those amongst us in need.

The orange haze on our horizons and the smoke-filled skies are an image of creation “subjected to frustration” (Romans 8:20), but that verse goes on to speak of “the hope of liberation from bondage to decay into freedom and glory”. Pray that we can be hope-bringers to those around us.”

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