Well, it's been 2 and a half months since the first fire on the church property. And with all the planning and insurance negotiations, demolition has begun. Today the parsonage was demo-ed. Where it was sad, it was also exciting to see the old destroyed building making way for a new beginning. Thank you Mary Ann Gilleon for taking the photos of the process. The demo on the sanctuary will take place as late as Thursday this week. This too will be an exciting new beginning.
We have also ordered a new tent to worship in. It will be a smaller version of the present tent, but we will own it instead of renting it. It is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow and hopeful set up for services on Sunday. Thank you Ron Cooper for all you have done through this.
Mike and I are still in Oregon. We just finished a conference in Baker City called Taking the City for Christ. 5 churches came together and gave honor and glory to God this weekend. It was an amazing event. We prayed for and over the city. This is our 3rd year participating in this crusade. And prophetically God again rained down His Spirit on Baker City in the form of RAIN. Much like California, Oregon has been very dry, so when we asked God to rain down, He did!!
Also, this weekend was the annual "Hell's Canyon Biker's Convention." Over 5000 bikers came to Baker City to party and have fun. The funniest thing is when they would take off their helmets, most of them had very gray hair. And most of them came in their RVs and pulled their bikes in trailers. :)