The Newsroom Blog

Faith Keeps Texas Families Close in Spite of Fires

Austin, Texas, television station YNN interviewed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently concerning their plight with the devastating and destructive fires. The reporter indicated that victims are pulling together because of their faith and the close bond with family.

Bastrop is 30 miles southeast of Austin, Texas

Members of the Church are some of the victims of the Bastrop Complex fire, located 30 miles southeast of Austin. Several members who lost everything were forced to evacuate their homes a week ago.

Regular church services were not held this weekend due to the difficult week people had. Instead, they shared a meal and reconnected with other Latter-day Saints in their meetinghouse which survived the fire.

Read the entire story from YNN-Austin, Texas.

Browse the Blog

About: This blog is managed and written by staff of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide journalists, bloggers, and the public with additional context and information regarding public issues involving the Church. For official news releases and statements from the Church, please also visit the home page.

Style Guide Note: When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide.