Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Monday, October 23, 2023

Franklin Graham Sees Fire-Ravaged Maui

Out of the Ashes

Franklin Graham traveled to fire-ravaged Maui on Saturday to encourage homeowners who lost their homes to the wildfires in August. He surveyed the horrific damage in Lahaina, where Samaritan's Purse volunteers are hard at work sifting through ashes for homeowners in search of treasured mementos—and closure.

“A fire ripped through this area just destroying homes, businesses, and burning everything people own,” Graham said. “The fire came so quickly that people that were trying to leave and pack finally just ran for their lives and lost everything.”

Graham had the opportunity to meet and encourage Pastor Arza Brown whose church on the island had celebrated its 50th anniversary just four months before the fire. Where green grass and mango trees once surrounded their building, today only charred ashes are left. … 

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God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1

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