It has been two months since the Camp Fire — the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history — destroyed Paradise.

Like everyone here, Latter-day Saints in Paradise lost much. Of the 1,399 member homes on the Paradise ridge, only six remain totally intact, said Josh F.W. Cook, area director of public affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Yet in the hours after disaster, many found hope in gathering together and serving others. Now they are looking forward to a different kind of hope. President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, are expected to speak Sunday during a special conference held for members of the Chico California Stake. The visit from the Latter-day Saint leader comes just two days after his daughter, Wendy Nelson Maxfield, 67, died of cancer.

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Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News

      

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