As RFS crews battled the flames in the Blue Mountains faithful ADRA volunteers manned evacuation centres at Springwood and North Richmond. Malcolm Rea, Director of ADRA Services of Greater Sydney, said, “Our ADRA volunteers have spend many long hours arranging accommodation for people who have been displaced by the fires. While many people have family and friends to stay with, others, like 88 year old Fred* from Bowen Mountain, who came in this morning, have absolutely no-one. Fred could not express his gratitude enough for the work of our volunteers. However the continuing risks for new communities that are under threat call for fervent and united prayer – prayer for restoration of those who have suffered loss, and prayer for rain – and lots of it!” You can assist ADRA going to and donating on-line or calling direct on 1800 242 372. Every little helps.