By Caleb Parke
Published March 04, 2019
Early Sunday morning, the Coal City Fire Department responded to a fire at the Freedom Ministries Church in Grandview, a town in the mountains of West Virginia.
"Picture this, a building so hot that at one point in time, firefighters had to back out," the fire department wrote on Facebook. "In your mind, everything should be burned, ashes."
But the firefighters said not a single Bible was burned. Not a single cross was harmed. Not a single firefighter was hurt.
"Though odds were against us, God was not," the firefighters said, offering prayers for the pastor and congregation.
And in a Facebook post, Freedom Ministries wrote that "in the midst of the smoke you can see Jesus. He was there with us!"
The congregation views it as a time to rally together and give back.
"We will fight the enemy and not let him hold us down," they wrote.
The church is asking for prayer for Pastor Phil and Candice Farrington, whom they say have always given them love and support.
"Now it's our turn to return it back to them!"