Beauty from Ashes: 25 Bethel Church staff members displaced, lost homes from California Wildfire

Eighteen major fires are burning right now throughout California.

At least eight people have lost their lives. One of the blazes, the Carr fire in Redding, California has destroyed more than 1,000 homes and displaced tens of thousands of people.

Bethel Church has raised $450,000 to help fire victims, thanks to generous donations from Gateway Church in Texas, Joyce Meyer Ministries and TBN.

Bethel Church has partnered with the Salvation Army to host a distribution centerMercy Chefs offers meals and the center provides food, clothing and household items to those who’ve lost everything — that includes at least 25 members on Bethel’s staff.

Pastor Elizabeth Woning at Bethel has spent the last week as a volunteer counselor at the church after being displaced by the Carr Wildfire.

Wonkel is holding fast to her faith and a word from the Lord.  “As I was packing—being an intercessor—I was just praying in the Spirit. I had no words. And even before I left the house I kept hearing ‘new beginnings, new beginnings, new beginnings,” she explained.

Experts warn it will take years for Redding and other communities hit hard by the fires to recover and rebuild. But this city is hoping to set an example of what it means to recover well.  Read more from CBN News…

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/august/beauty-from-ashes-25-bethel-church-staff-lose-everything-but-hope-rising-after-carr-fire-in-redding

 

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm