May 20, 2016
It has not quite been 3 weeks since the fire destroyed the sanctuary of Community First Church of God in Homeland. Today the parsonage, where we lived for 4 years, was totally destroyed by fire as well. Fire Fighters were on the scene around 4:30AM. This one appears to be intentionally set. There were other places around the building which were attempted to be ignited. Cal Fire said they have some good evidence and a suspect is in custody. Apparently, there were several more fires started again in the area this morning.
Last October 2015 there was also a fire at the parsonage. That fire was declared an arson fire.
I will keep you informed as details are made available. But in the mean time, please keep Homeland in your prayers. And that this body of believers doesn't become discouraged.