I just received word that there was a 7-alarm fire in Kensington this morning, which is the home of our friends at the simple way. Miraculously, no one was killed or seriously injured. However, their house at 3200 was destroyed. It was a home, a meeting place, an afterschool center. It had a beautiful mural created during the simples' 5-year party, an amazing mosaic in the bathroom, and hours upon days upon years of blood, sweat, tears, and laughter. Those of us who visited know how special it was.
We grieve with them, and pray for restoration of all that happened there, and thank God that no one died.