While the news coming out of Paradise and Chico has slowed down, efforts to help our CPD churches here have only ramped up. Our C&MA family across the nation has mobilized prayer and resources on an unprecedented level. We're also seeing support from non-Alliance churches as God prompts them with this great need.
While Neighborhood Church in Chico is no longer being used as an evacuation center, NC Chico is still housing our Paradise Alliance Church. Now that we're past some of the initial chaos, I thought it would be good for you to hear directly from Josh Gallagher, the new pastor at Paradise Alliance Church.
Video update to the CPD Pastors
[from Pastor Josh Gallagher]
Feeling of Hope
On the first Sunday in December, Josh shared a video of the Paradise Alliance church grounds and buildings with his Paradise Alliance congregation, as well as the Neighborhood Church of Chico congregation. He shared his experience and the feeling of HOPE that washed over him as he visited Paradise for the first time since the Camp Fire.
[Watch the Facebook video post]
Below is a video of Josh returning to his home in Paradise for the first time.
"Every single house in our immediate neighborhood is still standing...except for ours...All I can say is I still believe."
What a powerful testimony!