Maintenance Building Burns Down
|May 2, 2014 Grace Adventures Maintenance Building Fire (Left) During fire (Right) Aftermath|
Dear Friends and Family,
As Christians and as an organization, we believe that God does everything for a reason. His Purpose and Will are above any plans and thoughts of man. We are saddened by the loss of a building and many materials, but they are just that, material. Tools can be replaced and new materials can be purchased. We are so thankful that no one was hurt during the fire and very thankful to the brave men and women who arrived to help us fight the fire.
We are reminded of the story of Job. Job had money, servants, family, health, and land, but God allowed Job to be tested in his faith. And even while Job had everything stripped away from him, he was always looking up to God, trusting and believing in His perfect Will.
"His wife said to him, 'Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!'
He replied, 'You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?'
In all this, Job did not sin in what he said." Job 2:9-10
Below is our official press release:
Grace Adventures - a Christian Training Center that runs camps, retreats, and trainings on Upper Silver Lake near Mears, MI experienced a fire in their maintenance building early this morning. A staff member who lives next to the building was woken but by a large noise to discover the building on fire and immediately called 911. Fire crews from Hart, Shelby-Benona, Pentwater, Ferry, Grant Township, along with Oceana EMS and the Oceana County Sherriff’s Dept were all on scene from around 1:30 am until around 6 am. Here at Grace, we are so very thankful for the men and women who gave of their time to fight the fire. The fire crews did and incredible job of keeping the fire contained and no further damage to the area was done. More importantly we are so that blessed that no one was injured or worse by the fire. All programs serving the many schools, guest groups, and campers will continue as scheduled.