Among the most remarkable ministry efforts in the association occurred at the home of Larry Hamblen, pastor of Jesus First Church in Eagar.
The evacuees ate meals together and enjoyed Christian fellowship, Hamblen
said in an interview.
"Our former pastor's wife had to evacuate," Hamblen
was having a hard time.
Last night we sang all of her
favorite and our favorite Southern Gospel songs around the piano.
And it was great therapy for her
Regarding the evacuees' daily routine, Hamblen
said, "We sit around and we talk.
We have prayer meetings."
Jesus First Church's story was featured by both FOX News
and the Associated Press
, the pastor said.
added that none of his
church members' houses had been burned, despite the fire threatening at least nine.
"The fire fighters and God saved them," Hamblen
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