“Bring your chainsaw” was the word that went out to members of Terrace (B.C.) Christian Reformed Church after an autumn windstorm swept through the remote hamlet of Rosswood. Fallen trees cut off access, and power was not expected to be restored for several days.
Forty people, including the youth group, traveled 40 kilometers (25 miles) to Rosswood, chainsaws in tow. After Terrace CRC members cleared the access roads, members of the community fed them a chili dinner at the community center in thanks.
Sylvia Johnson, a local resident, thanked the congregation in an open letter published in the Terrace Standard: “The Christian Reformed Church has shown a wonderful example of what can be done in the face of an adversity that might strike a northern community.”