Tuesday, October 30, 2007

California Wildfires, Saddleback rallies to help

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP)--Three of the 18 fires that ravaged Southern California in recent days scorched portions of the valley where Saddleback Valley Community Church is located.

Saddleback's facilities escaped the rampaging flames. But the crisis lit a fire of urgency for Saddleback members as they mobilized for disaster relief efforts to provide food, housing, comfort and counseling.

Warren noted that Saddleback's counselors seek to encourage fire victims in five ways:
  • release the grief.
  • receive help from others.
  • refuse to be bitter.
  • remember what's important.
  • rely on God.
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