INFORMATION FROM CALVARY CHAPEL THE ROCK IN SANTA ROSA CA.
Pastor Ross Reinman
As I write this, our beloved Santa Rosa is still in flames. In our church family alone, 24 homes of those near and dear have been burned to the ground, and the count is climbing. The church is in the middle of a mandatory evacuation zone and we are prohibited from entering the property. The buildings on the adjacent corner are in ashes. Barb and I, several staff from the church, and our two grown children are under evacuation orders and are safe and in temporary places. A new fire now burns atop of a ridge above our house threatening our home and neighborhood for a second time. The skies are dark and the air thick with smoke and ash. And yet, amazingly, everyone we know and speak with are filled with peace, faith, and gratitude--the Lord walks with His children through the fire and up from the ashes will come something beautiful--God is our refuge and strength, even still our hearts ache. There are daily updates on our website and links for people who want to help and those who need it. Please keep us all in your prayers through this terrible ordeal.