Franklin Graham's Evangelical non-profit humanitarian aid organization, Samaritan's Purse, is heading to Italy to help replenish medical supplies and to offer hope to the Italian people amid the spread of COVID-19, which has effectively shut Italy down.
Alex Nsengimana’s family was killed during the 1994 genocide that saw as many as 800,000 people murdered. He was bitter and was blaming God, he said. But during that tragedy, a small box – filled with gifts from Christians – gave him hope. He was 7 at the time.
As the nation’s attention continues to focus on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, Samaritan’s Purse has stepped in to minister to migrant families on both sides of the border who are suffering from the heat, hunger, and exhaustion.
Last week several wildfires struck up across the state of California. For eleven days, three major fires have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres of land and displaced over 25,000 people. According to ABC News, the wildfires have left 82 dead and nearly 700 people missing.
The Camp Fire, one of the two major fires ripping through the coastal state, ignited near Butte County in the Plumas National Forest in Northern California.
The Woolsey Fire ignited on November 8, near Simi Valley and Los Angeles in Southern California. The fire is expected to possibly spread all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
Weather reports are saying, however, that some much-welcomed rain is in the forecast for this week in California. The state is expected to get as much as 6 inches of rain.
Here are five things you should know about the California wildfires:
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