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California: Evacuees from Wildfires Praise God for Their Survival

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Aug 24
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Residents of California whose homes were burned by the wildfires that have been ravaging the state expressed their thankfulness to God that they are still alive.

More than 26 wildfires have been burning through half a million acres, according to The Atlantic. Many people have been forced to evacuate and have lost their homes.

According to ChristianToday.com, however, many residents of the places ravaged by fires remain thankful to God for sparing their lives, despite the loss of property they have suffered.

The Nims family was forced to evacuate their home in West Cajon Valley because of the Blue Cut fire. On Sunday, they returned home to survey the damage, and found that their home was now nothing but rubble.

"I want to yell, but it's already done," mother Tina said, as quoted by The San Bernardino Sun. "We can't blame anyone. Thanks to God we are still alive."

Son Cody also acknowledged that memories are worth more than possessions.

Another family who had to evacuate due to the fires was the Clarks. Roberta Clark said the destruction was “heartbreaking,” but still, she thanked God through the midst of her heartbreak.

"We were driving so slowly, looking around, crying, thanking God," Clark said.

Firefighters are working tirelessly to put the fires out, but many communities are still under evacuation warnings.


Publication date: August 24, 2016