For churches hit by disaster, Easter brings promise of hope

Pastor Bill Stephens walks into Ascent Community Church in Louisville, Colo., on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Stephens' family is among more than two dozen families in the congregation who lost their homes in a wind-whipped wildfire Dec. 30, 2021. The wildfire northwest of Denver destroyed 1,084 homes, and Stephens' church was filled with smoke and ash. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

For churches hit by disaster, Easter brings promise of hope