PRAYERS NEEDED FOR OUR BELOVED CAMP

This was posted to our Facebook page today "Armenian Church Summer Camp"

PRAYERS NEEDED FOR OUR BELOVED CAMP
This is Gina Khorigian, Camp Administrator for the Diocese.

On July 31st a timber fire started in the Sequoia National forest due to a lightening strike (aka "Rough" fire). Gary and I have been keeping a close watch on the conditions. Unfortunately, yesterday the fire jumped the Kings River north east of our camp. The Rough fire has engulfed over 97,844 acres and is 31% contained.

During Hye Camp Gary and I met with US Forest Service Batallion Chief Shelby Charley and representatives regarding housing and feeding the firefighters once Hye Camp was over. Although they have not required our facilty, this relationship has been very helpful in getting information as the fire progressed. Gary has been attending community meetings and communicating with local sheriff and Forest Service members.

Our road (Mill Road) off of Highway 180 has been closed to traffic with the exception of residents. Our neighbors north/east of us were evacuated yesterday. Gary is prepared to evacuate at a moments notice.

We will keep you posted. Meanwhile...
WE PRAY FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS, RESIDENTS AND ANIMALS AFFECTED BY THE ROUGH FIRE.

GOD BLESS OUR CAMP AND BRING US RAIN.