Church members’ homes burned in Texas wildfires
The Bastrop Church of Christ is serving as an overflow emergency shelter amid ongoing Texas wildfires that have destroyed more than 1,000 homes across the rain-starved state.
Church member Janice Hernandez said at least two families in the congregation have lost homes, and more than half of members have evacuated their neighborhoods.
About three dozen people, including members and people from the community, slept at the church building Monday night, Hernandez said.
“Definitely, we need lots of prayer for rain,” she told The Christian Chronicle.
In the aftermath of the fires, church members probably will need physical assistance, she added.
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FeedbackAccording to the Forestry Service, there are also 30+ other fires currently burning in Texas, including 20 new fires that started yesterday. More than 1600 homes have been destroyed in these fires since Sunday. More than 3 million acres have burned just this year compared to a national 10 year average of 5 million. Please Pray for Rain!!!Stephanie SkeltonSeptember, 9 2011
Assoc. Director of development
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort