A month out from the fire, and we're learning to adapt. The urgent effort to get people sheltered is, for the most part, over. Getting folks into long term housing is still a challenge, but the task of reconstructing our church infrastructure is coming to the fore. The Chico Adventist Church continues to show the love of God as we crowd their facility with students during the week and worshippers on Sabbath.
The new phone number for the church office is 530-433-9089. The office location and new mailing address is 1877 Hooker Oak Ave, Chico, CA 95926.
To aid in locating our members, PAC has set up a Facebook group, Paradise SDA Camp Fire Recovery. This is a “closed” group, for church members. Please request to be added. If you’re not a member, but have a need to be included, write a brief explanation for the administrators.
Though the physical attributes of our earthly Paradise are destroyed, the spirit of Paradise has spread across the country and around the world, as people are moved to volunteer resources to help. Despite the loss, we recognize that we’re also blessed by the kindness and generosity of others.
In fact, at this point, we have donations of material in excess of what we have resources to distribute. For the immediate future, monetary donations are more useful. You can go direct to our Giving page, if you like. And of course, prayers are always welcome.
Our staff is working hard to re-organize our offices in space generously made available by the Chico Adventist church. All our staff members and the vast majority of our church family have lost their homes. If you need to contact the church office, please understand that we may not be able to respond as quickly as we might like.
Amid this chaos, we see examples of God’s grace. As we have time, we’ll share those with you.
Thank you for your interest and your prayers.