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CA Wildfires Statement


At this time of year
We give thanks for air to breathe,
Food to eat,
And shelter over our heads.

We pray for those who have lost loved ones, are missing loved ones, and for those who have lost or are in fear of losing the basic necessities of life due to the recent California wildfires.

Three major wildfires in California have destroyed a record number of homes and buildings and destroyed over 250 acres of land. Over 1,000 people remain unaccounted for as a result of the fires.

As you worship this weekend, expressing gratitude and remembering those in need please especially remember those affected by the California wildfires.

And let us always remember to pray for those who have no daily expectation of food, shelter, clean air or water.

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Colossians 4:2

Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods
Acting General Secretary