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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.

A view of the Bastrop, Texas, fire this week. (Photo by Richard Potts)

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.
Do you know of members or congregations affected by the wildfires and any related needs? Please leave a comment. Be sure to include your full name and home congregation in case we decide to quote you.

  • Feedback
    The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort is sending truckloads of supplies to Bastrop Church of Christ and will continue to send supplies as needed. Are prayers are with all that have been effected. If there is anything else we can do please let us know.
    Dennis McClintock
    Assoc. Director of development
    Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort
    Ph 417-459-0808
    Dennis McClintock
    September, 7 2011

    According 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 Skelton
    September, 9 2011

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