On behalf of the congregation of the Kinnaird Church of God, I would like to extend thanks to the individuals who reported the fire.
To Castlegar Fire Chief, Gerry Rempel, Deputy Fire Chief, Sam Lattanzio and their team of some 19 firefighters who worked round the clock to contain and extinguish the blaze – thank you for fighting for our building like it was your own!
To our city’s finest – The Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment General Investigation Section, The Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit in Castlegar, as well as the General Duty Members of the RCMP in Castlegar – Thank you for all you do to keep our city safe!
To Pastor Gordon Malcolm and the congregation of Castlegar Christian Fellowship who have so warmly and graciously opened your hearts and their doors to us while we work to rebuild our facility – thank you for embracing us. You are a true example of Christian love and fellowship in action!
To those who have sent cards, stood in solidarity with us and covered us with your prayers – Your words have comforted and encouraged our hearts.
To the young man in custody in regard to this fire, we say, God loves you and we are praying that you will know the peace that only He can bring.
We believe that what was intended to hurt and wound, will be used by God to heal and restore.
Yes – God can and will give us beauty for ashes as we entrust the broken and charred pieces of our lives to Him.
Pastor Cynthia Pelletier