As of this writing, San Mateo County has committed 31 pieces of firefighting apparatus along with their crews to the various wildfires that are raging. Church members Bob and Laurie Asquith live at Pine Mountain Lake, and others have homes and friends also living in the fire zone.
Today we pause to pray for safety to all living in that area, and to the thousands of firefighters deployed away from their hometowns to battle these blazes in twelve-hour shifts. We pray too for the living structures and businesses that are endangered, and for the wildlife as well as the towering forests of unsurpassed beauty that are being consumed.
May God’s hand of mercy extend over such destruction and chaos.
~Pastor Paul Watermulder
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