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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Operation Refiner's Fire Continues

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(This news has come out in just the past few hours . . . since we all began to move in repentance . . .)

The Camp fire is now 70% contained. Backfires are now being set to contain the fire further. Visability has improved. This past day only one additional death has been confirmed.

In Southern California the Woolsey fire is 96% contained . . .

Focus on Israel

1. 'UN focused on Israel while Iran targets Europe' - Israel National News

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the UN Security Council for focusing on Israel's response to the nearly 500 rockets and mortars which were fired at the Jewish State by terrorists in the Gaza Strip last week while ignoring the rocket attacks and several foiled Iranian plots to murder dissidents in Europe.

Speaking at a Security Council briefing on the Middle East Monday morning, Haley said: "While this Council remains focused on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, it ignores other very serious conflicts in the Middle East. One has in recent months come to the doorstep of Europe and the United States. That is the continued evidence of increased international terrorist activity by the Iranian regime. Iranian assassinations of political opponents are as old as the Islamic Republic itself. While U.S. diplomats were still being held hostage by Islamic revolutionaries in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iranian agents and proxies began a campaign of political murder in Europe, North Africa, and across the Middle East. Iranian malign behavior does not just target one country, it targets us all."

(Read more)

2. International migration pact threatens Israel, NGO warns - Israel Hayom

Israel should not join the new U.N.-drafted agreement aiming to protect the rights of migrants because it would hurt its own interests, the Israeli Immigration Policy Center warned on Sunday.

The center, known also as Eitan, has been actively calling on the government take a more aggressive approach to illegal immigration.

Under the recently negotiated Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, U.N. member states tentatively agreed to cement the rights of refugees under the auspices of the U.N. Charter. The document is set to be officially adopted in December, during an intergovernmental conference in Morocco.

According to the Foreign Ministry website, Israeli officials have taken part in the formulation of the draft, having participated in meetings of the forum that compiled the pact and having presented the forum with relevant materials.

(Read more)

3. Israel votes against US attempt to weaken UN measure on sexual harassment -Times of Israel

UNITED NATIONS - The United States failed on Monday to water down a UN resolution on combating sexual harassment and violence against women despite backing from Russia, China, India, several Muslim countries and the Vatican. US President Donald Trump's administration sought to scrap language in the non-binding resolution on access to reproductive health care services, safe abortions and recognizing the right of women to decide on matters related to their sexuality. France and the Netherlands led negotiations on the draft which this year for the first time included language on combating sexual harassment, in response to the #MeToo movement

(Read more)

4. Bennett drops ultimatum despite cold shoulder from PM, keeping coalition afloat -Times of Israel

In a dramatic announcement Monday morning, Education Minister Naftali Bennett reneged on a promise to pull his Jewish Home party out of the government and force new elections if he is not made defense minister, keeping the coalition alive with a razor-thin majority.

Despite heaping withering criticism on the government's defense policies, Bennett said he will back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has now also taken on the position of defense minister, in an effort to improve Israel's "deep security crisis."

Speaking at a press conference at the Knesset, Bennett said he had decided to "stand by the prime minister's side," and not act on his ultimatum to leave the government.

(Read more)

5. No Elections in Israel, For Now - United with Israel

Ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home party were expected to announce their resignation Monday morning, leaving the coalition government with less than a majority and making early elections inevitable. Instead, they backed down but called for a change in government policy. Bennett, who serves as education minister, had demanded the defense ministry after Avigdor Liberman's resignation last week, threatening to remove his party from the coalition if Netanyahu does not comply. Without Bennett as defense minister, "this government is called right-wing but in practice fulfills left-wing policy," Shaked stated Sunday.

Bennett blasted government policy over the past several years, which, he said, has "stopped winning wars" and defeating its enemies, instead focusing on Israel's public image. Shaked, who spoke after Bennett, concurred with the party chair's statement that the government had given up on finding a meaningful solution to the terror from Gaza.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Court rules Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about her emails - Washington Examiner

Hillary Clinton must answer more questions under oath regarding her emails, a conservative watchdog group declared Wednesday.

"Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions - including key q's about the setting up of her email system," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton tweeted after a hearing in federal court.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan heard the case, which stems from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit regarding the controversial employment status of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who was granted a "special government employee" designation to accept outside employment while she was working at the State Department. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that this time, Clinton will answer truthfully. Let deceit no more rule over this situation.

- "Then you shall against discern between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and one who does not serve Him." (Malachi 3:18)

2. US House Reverses 181-Year-Old-Rule To Appease Newly Elected Muslim - Western Journal

For 181 years, you haven't been able to wear head coverings on the floor of the House of Representatives. Now, however, after the election of the first hijab-wearing Muslim representative, that's about to be changed.

According to the New York Post, the election of Minnesota's Ilhan Omar will put an end to a rule that was originally meant to differentiate Congress from British Parliament.

Parliamentarians had a tradition of wearing hats on the floor of Westminster. Given that we took up coffee as our national beverage (and even threw that dastardly tea over the sides of some ships in Boston Harbor) to let the British know how we felt about their institutions, banning hats only seemed to come naturally.

However, in the age of Ilhan Omar, that's changing. "There are those kinds of policies that oftentimes get created because people who have blind spots are in positions of influence and positions of power," Omar said Thursday. "I think it will be really exciting to see the stuff that we notice within the rules that don't work for a modern-day America." (Read more)

- Lord, we ask that no plan of the enemy prevail in the halls of Congress, or changes that are not of Your desires.

- "Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set."
(Proverbs 22:28)

3. Grassley to Step Down as Judiciary Committee Chairman, Graham Positioned to Take His Place - Free Beacon

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced he is stepping aside from that role to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Graham would oversee judicial confirmations if he becomes Judiciary Committee chairman. Grassley said he would work for more tax relief as Finance Committee chairman, the Associated Press reports.

Graham said in September he would remember how Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process played out if he was to become committee chairman.

"If I am chairman next year, if we keep the majority and Senator Grassley (R., Iowa) moves over-and I hope he doesn't because I think he's done a great job-I'm going to remember this," Graham said. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that You would grant both of these men Your wisdom, knowledge, and discernment in their new roles.

- "Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding." (Proverbs 3:13)

4. Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general - Fox News

Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements.

"Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock would recognize it. Americans prize a system of checks and balances, which President Trump's dictatorial appointment betrays," Blumenthal said. "The stakes are too high to allow the president to install an unconfirmed lackey to lead the Department of Justice - a lackey whose stated purpose, apparently, is undermining a major investigation into the president," Whitehouse said. "Donald Trump cannot subvert the Constitution to protect himself and evade accountability," Hirono said.

The senators argue that Whitaker's appointment is in violation of the Constitution's appointments clause. They ask the federal court to declare Whitaker's appointment unconstitutional and block him from carrying out duties. But the Justice Department maintains that the appointment is legal. DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Monday the appointment is "lawful" and comports with the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, the appointments clause of the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court precedent, past Department of Justice opinions and past actions of Republican and Democratic presidents. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that You will take this man's appointment in Your righteous hand and not allow the "resistance" to succeed in destroying the President's ability to make a temporary appointment.

- "By this I know that You are well-pleased with me, because my enemy does not triumph over me." (Psalm 41:11)

5. Tijuana Mayor Denounces "Horde" of Caravan Migrants, Calls for Swift Deportation - Daily Caller

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Thursday that caravan migrants arriving by the hundreds are no longer welcome, an increasingly common sentiment among residents of the Mexican border city. Gastelum described the caravan of Central American migrants as a "horde" that has been infiltrated by criminals who now threaten the community, in an interview with Milenio Television.

"Tijuana is a city of immigrants, but we don't want them in this way," the mayor, a member of the conservative National Action Party, said. "It was different with the Haitians, they carried papers, they were in order. It wasn't a horde, pardon the expression." Gastelum called on the Mexican government to deport the caravan migrants as soon as possible. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that You would not allow anything or anyone to enter or borders who may not be eligible, or whose presence would be a detriment to Americans.

- "For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year." (Exodus 34:24 KJV)

6. Hollywood Actress Whose Property Was Miraculously Saved from Deadly Fire Says God Bringing Revival to CA - CBN

California officials say they've identified 59 [note: now up to 71] people who died in the wildfires that have ravaged the state for more than a week. Governor Jerry Brown is calling on the National Guard to help search for more victims and the death toll is expected to rise.

CBN News spoke with actress Brenda Epperson who lives in the region affected by the fires. She once starred in the daytime drama The Young and The Restless. She has been posting videos on Facebook about the flames and the destruction, how God spared her home miraculously, and what she's doing to help others in the aftermath. Epperson says in a Facebook video that she prayed Psalm 91 over her home, and the fire miraculously stopped right at the border of her property.

"I just kept praying Psalms 91 over our home, 'whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in his mighty shadow. I will say of the Lord he is my refuge and my God in whom I trust. Surely, he will save you from the fowler's snare and the deadly pestilence. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand but it will not come near you." (Read more)

- Lord we rejoice with Brenda Epperson that she was able to help others and praise Your Name for the miracle. We ask that a mighty move of Your Spirit come across California, bringing repentance and real change to the state.

- "So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none." (Ezekiel 22:30)

7. CNN requests emergency briefing as White House looks to revoke Jim Acosta's credential again - Fox News

CNN and its White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, again accused the Trump Administration of violating their constitutional rights in new papers filed with the U.S. District Court on Monday after spending much of the weekend exchanging legal threats in the wake of Friday's ruling by a federal judge temporarily restoring Acosta's credential.

Acosta was informed of a "preliminary decision" for his White House credential to be revoked, once again, after the temporary 14-day order expires. The attorney for CNN and Acosta claim that the White House is attempting to punish the reporter based on "retroactive" application of rules that aren't written and requested a hearing for the week of Nov. 26.

The filing also claims the Trump administration did not respond to CNN's offer to work with the White House on establishing protocols for future press conferences. The White House sent a letter to Acosta on Friday that was submitted as evidence in the court filing. The letter explains that Acosta's credential was revoked due to inappropriate conduct, noting that the White House didn't think formal rules for journalists were necessary prior to the CNN reporter's actions. The letter explains that reporters are expected to ask a single question when called up upon and then yield the floor unless a follow-up is permitted. (Read more)

- Lord, while we need freedom of the press in our country, the actions of Mr. Acosta have been rude, and disrespectful to not only to the President and Sarah Sanders, but other reporters who want to ask questions while he dominates the attention. We ask for a ruling that preserves our press while punishing a person who is an embarrassment to all.

- "Now the works of the flesh are evident- contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambition, dissensions" (Excerpt of Galatians 5:20)

8. 'Redemption at Heart of the American Idea': President Trump, Kelley Paul, Paula White Champion New Prison Reform - CBN

After months of back and forth, President Donald Trump is lending his support to major legislation aimed at giving prison inmates a second chance. It's called the First Step Act.

"Today I am thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our community safer and give former inmates a second chance at life after they have served their time," the president said Wednesday.

The clock is ticking on Congress' chance to make changes to the criminal justice system. But while things couldn't be more divided on Capitol Hill, advocates say the time to act is now.

Among those advocates is Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). "I came to this issue through my work in Kentucky visiting various halfway houses, recovery centers like Hope House, Isaiah House and realizing how pervasive our drug problem is and how we need alternatives to incarcerating people," she told CBN News. (Read more)

- Father, we praise You for this legislation that could gain bipartisan support. We pray for leadership to have wisdom to make sure it is sound legislation.

". . . and the opening of the prison to those who are bound." (Isaiah 61:1E)

9. "It Will Be A Cold War": APEC Summit Ends In Unprecedented Chaos After Dramatic US-China Showdown - Zero Hedge

One day after vice president Mike Pence and China's president Xi Jinping clashed after exchanging sharply worded barbs in a showdown between the two superpowers, on Sunday the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in unprecedented chaos and disarray, without agreement on a joint communique for the first time in its history as the escalating rivalry between the United States and China dominated proceedings and reflected escalating trade tensions.

Competition between the United States and China over the Pacific was also thrown into focus with the United States and its Western allies launching a coordinated response to China's Belt and Road program, Reuters added.

One diplomat told Reuters tension between the U.S. and China, bubbling all week, erupted when the Chinese government's top diplomat, Wang Yi, objected during a leaders' retreat to two paragraphs in a draft document seen by Reuters. One mentioned opposing "unfair trade practices" and reforming the WTO, while another concerned sustainable development. (Read more)

- Lord, You alone know the issues involved in these "negotiations." We pray that You will move across the nations of the APEC to bring true heart and mind changes to not only their leaders, but their citizens as well.

- "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)

10. Defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams won't call Brian Kemp legitimate Georgia gov-elect - Fox News

Defeated Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams, who admitted last week that she could not beat Republican Brian Kemp, on Sunday refused to call Kemp the legitimate governor-elect and said democracy had "failed" in the state.

In an interview with CNN, Abrams said only that Kemp, Georgia's former secretary of state, had "won an adequate number of votes to become the governor of Georgia" and would become the "legal governor of Georgia" when he takes the oath of office.

"But we know sometimes the law does not do what it should, and something being legal does not make it right," Abrams told Tapper. "What you are looking for me to say is that there was no compromise of our democracy and that there should be some political compromise in the language that I use. And that's not right. Will I say that this election was not tainted, was not a disinvestment and a disenfranchisement of thousands of voters? I will not say that." (Read more)

- Lord, Democrats and media are lining up against Gov-Elect Kemp to paint him as a racist crook who stole the election. We ask that You cover him with your grace and mercy, granting him and his attorneys wisdom and truth from Your throne.

- "And to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; for You render to each according to his work." (Psalm 62:12)

11. School demands Christians let atheists 'lead Bible studies' - WND

First the state punished a baker, Jack Phillips, and ordered him into a reindoctrination program for refusing to violate his faith by promoting same-sex marriage. Then, in a second attack, Colorado tried to punish Phillips for refusing to promote transgenderism.

Now, one of its prominent colleges, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is being sued for demanding that a Christian organization allow "atheists or other non-Christians to lead their Bible studies" if it wants to be recognized on campus.

School officials declined to comment to WND on the dispute. But the Alliance Defending Freedom went to federal court in Colorado to defend the students.

"The university refused to grant Ratio Christi registered status because it only allows those who share and personally hold beliefs consistent with the group's mission to serve as its leaders," ADF explained. (Read more)

- Lord, we ask for a mighty move of Your Holy Spirit, with tongues of fire across Colorado. We pray for Your students to have strength and faith rise up inside their hearts, and the power of God go before them.

- "And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:3,4)

Late-Breaking News

Late-Breaking News:

White House will not seek to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass, issues news rules to govern press conferences

The White House will not seek to again revoke CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's hard pass, as first reported on Monday by Fox News' John Roberts.

"Today the White House fully restored Jim Acosta's press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House," CNN said in a statement.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also implemented a series of rules that will govern White House press conferences going forward.

According to Sanders, the new rules are:

- A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists.

- At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor.

- "Yielding the floor" includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff for use by the next questioner.

- Failure to abide by any of rules may result in suspension or revocation of the journalist's hard pass.

"We are mindful that a more elaborate and comprehensive set of rules might need to be devised," Sanders said. (Fox News) Read more.

- Father we ask that You cause Mr. Acosta to adhere to the new rules so that he is no longer disruptive or rude to all who attend the briefings.

- "But God has called us to peace." (1 Corinth 7:15b)

Thanksgiving Alert

AlertsUSA Releases Thanksgivng Threat Alerts from DHS and FBI

In the last week, DHS and the FBI have warned law enforcement agencies nationwide regarding the threat of unaffiliated lone offenders and homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) potentially targeting Thanksgiving Day events. Unaffiliated lone offenders and HVEs pose particular concerns due to general unpredictability, their ability to remain undetected until operational, and their ability to exploit increased crowd density to perpetrate a mass-casualty event.

The US government also remains concerned about the continued interest by terrorist groups including ISIS, al-Qa'ida, their associates, and those inspired by such organizations to attack U.S. citizens wherever they are, including mass gatherings. Terrorists are increasingly using less sophisticated methods, including edged weapons, small arms, incendiary devices, and vehicles as weapons, to effectively attack crowds and other "soft" targets.
In Senate testimony just weeks ago, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that the Bureau currently has approximately 5000 (five THOUSAND) active terrorism investigations underway across all 50 states and around the world. In addition, Director Wray warned that the threat from unmanned aircraft systems (drones) in the U.S. is steadily escalating, and the FBI assesses that these systems will ultimately "be used to facilitate an attack in the United States against a vulnerable target, such as a mass gathering."

Good News!

Jerry Brown quietly admits Trump was right - WND
After brushing off President Trump's charge that poor forest management is partly to blame for California's recent devastating wildfires, Gov. Jerry Brown is urging state lawmakers to ease restrictions on logging that were enacted under pressure from environmental groups.

Brown is proposing one of the most significant changes to the state's logging rules in nearly half a century, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported, as noted by the Daily Wire.

In an effort to thin more forests, the proposal would allow private landowners with 300 acres or less to cut larger trees and build temporary roads without obtaining a permit.

Environmentalists, however, want to make California's logging rules even more restrictive, the Daily Wire said. But the recent deadly fires in both Northern and Southern California have prompted lawmakers to act. (Read more)

The President Visits California

President Trump to California: We have your back

This weekend, President Donald J. Trump visited California to survey damage from the recent deadly wildfires. Meeting with residents whose lives have been forever changed, President Trump's message was clear: We are with you.

During times like these, our Nation's first responders take on the toughest jobs. While on the ground in Malibu, California, President Trump took time to thank these heroes for their service. "The men and women that are fighting this fire are incredible," the President said.

The Administration wasted no time responding to the crisis. On November 9, the President issued an emergency declaration for the State of California, ordering Federal assistance to supplement State, local, and tribal response efforts. The Federal-wide response has included the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Interior, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
"California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said Sunday that President Trump [told] him that he has California's back," Megan Keller reported for The Hill. "The president not only has signed a presidential declaration giving California substantial funding, but he said and pledged very specifically to - to continue to help us," Gov. Brown said.
> > > Watch President Trump survey damage from the devastating wildfires.
More: How the Trump Administration is providing needed support
- Father, we do thank You that our President has now seen this devastation with his own eyes. We thank you for his heart of compassion, demonstrated now by the substantial resources he is releasing from the federal level, in Your name, amen.

- "In everything, give thanks." (I Thessalonians 5:18)

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- The Persecuted Church
- Classic Hymns
- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
- Worship with Us Today!

Prayers for the Persecuted Church

"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)

Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.

Classic Hymns

Are You Washed in the Blood?

" . . . if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin." (I John 1:7)


Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow'r? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless?
Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you walking daily by the Savior's side? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Do you rest each moment in the Crucified? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? (Refrain)
When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white! Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Will your soul be ready for His presence bright, And be washed in the blood of the Lamb? (Refrain)

Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin, And be washed in the blood of the Lamb; There's a fountain flowing for the soul unclean, O be washed in the blood of the Lamb.


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Signs and Wonders

Guatemala Fuego volcano eruption:

Thousands evacuated as Volcano of Fire spews red-hot rock and ash into sky

Thousands of residents have fled Guatemala's Volcano of Fire as red-hot rock and ash cascaded down its slopes towards an area devastated by an eruption earlier this year.

Explosions from the 3,763-meter high mountain shook homes with "constant sounds similar to a train locomotive" on Monday, according to Guatemala's volcanology unit.

Searing hot debris spewed into the sky 1,000 metres above the crater and flows of hot rock and ash spread nearly 2 miles down one side of the volcano.

Hot blasts of pyroclastic material pushed down canyons on the slopes, while a column of ash role nearly 7,000 meters above sea level and drifted towards Guatemala City. (MSN)

> > > To view an amazing photo of this volcano, go here.

"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)

The Good News Corner

Chaplains Witness Three Testimonies of God's Faithfulness in the Fire

Many people have heard the common phrase "walk through fire," but in the past week tens of thousands of Californians have lived it.
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains have deployed to offer hope and comfort to those hurting. A team of 11 chaplains is currently in Chico, California, less than 15 miles from the hard-hit town of Paradise. The city is packed with thousands of displaced evacuees.

Chaplain Coordinator Pam Rhodes noticed survivors and communities are not acting like they're devastated as much as "they just want to know they're not alone in this-and they're not. "Jesus will never forsake them," she said confidently.

The following are three short stories of Californians who have turned to God during some of the darkest days of their lives. (Go here)
(Source: Billy Graham Organization)

Worship With Us Today!

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