Inverell, New South Wales
Insurance assessors have been called in to examine significant damage caused by a fire at Inverell Seventh-day Adventist church.
Following Jesus doesn't guarantee that there will be no problems in life, but it does mean that God is with us in every challenge we face.
The fire began at around 8pm last Friday night, starting in the kitchen and quickly spreading to the hall, foyer and main chapel. The roof and internal fittings will need to be rebuilt; however the main structure of the building should be salvageable.
Inverell have set up a building fund for those who wish to contribute to the costs of rebuilding the church. While the church is being rebuilt, Sabbath services will be held at the local Uniting church.
Inverell pastor Adam Cinzio would like to thank the Uniting church for their generosity in offering their facilities. He also wishes to acknowledge the efforts and assistance of the head deacon and deaconess with other members, who quickly sprung into action to deal with emergency services and make new arrangements with the Uniting Church.
“I am grateful that no lives were lost and that the church can be rebuilt,” said Mr Cinzio. “Following Jesus doesn’t guarantee that there will be no problems in life, but it does mean that God is with us in every challenge we face.”
To donate, please visit <egiving.org.au> and select Inverell Church to see the building fund.