I just wanted to ask for prayer for a good friend of mine, Ben Buskohl. Last Thursday Ben, who had a commercial goat dairy, lost his barn and almost all of his animals to a fire. Only 5 of his 80-100 goats (mostly Nubians and Nubian crosses) survived. Ben is in his 60's doesn't have any family and is not real well physically. The goats were his life. He had just purchased a milking machine as his hands finally told him he could NOT milk 35-40 does 2x per day by hand any more. He spent about 16-18 hours a day in the barn. We don't know what caused the fire yet. Ben was in the hospital for the night after the fire because of smoke inhalation but seemed to recover from that alright. I talked with him on Friday night and cried plenty. He was doing o.k. at that point but is now very sick. The stress was/is just too much for his body. Poor man kept saying 'It's all gone Eliya, it's all gone!' He told me about the two sets of triplets (one with all doelings) that were born the day before the fire, the 18 kids that were born since Oct 1st and all died in the fire, about the 4 year old little boy and his 22 yr old dad who owned a number of the goats that were lost in the fire and how there is nothing left of all 30 years of careful breeding (besides 2 cull bucks and 3 cull does that were out of the barn because they were going to leave soon). He broke up pretty good when he told me about having 6 or 7 generations of home-bred 'V+' and 'E' goats and how he'll never be able to have that again as he doesn't have that many years left. I am also hoping that we can find some of the goats he has sold so he can have some of his old bloodlines back. I know it won't be the same but he needs to have at least some goats again. Please pray that he will be o.k. physically and that he would have peace about what to do now.