Praising God for Salvations in Northern California

God used Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to lead three people to salvation in Christ as they pressure washed fire retardant off houses in Northern California after the Dixie fire.

PUMAS COUNTY, CA — As they pressure washed fire retardant off houses in Northern California after the Dixie fire, God used Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to lead three people to salvation in Christ. The teams are now preparing to soon sift through ashes of burnt houses to help recover cherished items for hurting homeowners.

Leroy Wentz, Samaritan’s Purse:

I’m Leroy Wentz. I’m a Program Manager with Samaritan’s Purse. We’re in Plumas County, California, where we’ve arrived a week ago to begin setting up our site, and helping those impacted by the huge Dixie fire, which is still burning after over 40 days of activity here. In the meantime, while we wait for the clearance to go in and work on those sites, God’s opened up an amazing door in ministry here in Chester.

You can see our volunteers behind me. They’re power-washing fire retardant off the houses, and this has opened up an amazing ministry opportunity for us. In the past week, while we’ve done this work here, three people have given their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ. We just want to come alongside them with the hope and love of Jesus Christ and His Gospel, and be the hands and feet of Christ.

We ask for your prayers as we go about this work, that God will open the doors and our volunteers will find those opportunities to touch hearts and lives in the Name of Jesus Christ.


Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

CONTACT: Melissa Nystrom, news@samaritan.org


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