2016 Canada Disaster Relief
The Gorham’s returned from working as Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Disaster Relief Chaplains in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. They were helping people deal with the aftermath of the massive fires in May of 2016 that destroyed 1.5 million acres, burned 2400 homes, and caused the entire town of 85,000 to evacuate in less than 24 hours through the flaming forests. Everyone had a story to tell; everyone experienced loss of some kind; everyone experienced some type of trauma; everyone needed the comforting hand of Jesus. They are thankful we were given the opportunity to serve. They worked with the North American Mission Board and a local church planter and met, prayed, and encouraged people.