Christian band Citizen Way was in Michigan at a show when their tour bus burned down Tuesday afternoon
According to their Bus Fire Campaign at their website, lead singer Ben Calhoun says that no one was seriously injured.
Calhoun also said, "By the Grace of God we played one of the most memorable concerts ever afterward because of the gravity of the situation. Thank you to all who served us yesterday! It’s amazing how the Lord provides His people and His peace past all understanding in times like these."
The tour bus was just received three weeks ago so most of the insurance money will go to the lender.
The tour bus was sponsored by the non-profit organization Generosity Rocks, which Calhoun founded and says that the organization equips bands like Citizen Way to minister across the country and pour into local communities.
Calhoun says, "This mission IS going forward! We need to replace this transportation as part of that mission. Reliable buses can cost up to one million dollars or more. We don’t need anything near that, but it will cost about $250,000 for something sturdy enough to take what constant touring requires."
Special Bible survives
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BUS FUNDRAISER LINK IN BIO: @bencalhoun — my dad gave me this Bible a few years ago. He used this in seminary when I was a kid. He used this from the pulpit for over 30 years. It’s worn with his his fingerprints, his notes and scotch tape to keep it together. It was charred by the fire and soaked by the fire hydrant water. It was open to Eph. - which I specifically remember dad preaching from many times. “We are saved by grace through faith...” & “we wrestle not against flesh and blood...”. I had been studying these passages for my ordination in the back lounge just before the fire started. I see now how they were open to the spots I needed to read in order to see the handiwork of God. Saved through the fire... and wrestling against an enemy who hates that we stand up for pro-life and sing of our savior Jesus. It had the pics of my girls and a book mark they gave me of another hero... Mr. Whittaker (any fans out there haha). — “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you... When you walk through the fire... the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 — just keep going. Don’t quit. It gets better. @sharewordglobal @focusonthefamily @davidblascoe @danielolssonworld Bus campaign fundraiser link in bio.
Calhoun also shared a picture of a Bible given to him by his father. He says that the Bible was open to just the spot he needed to be reminded of God's goodness following the fire.
"It was open to Eph. - which I specifically remember dad preaching from many times," Calhoun wrote in the post. "'We are saved by grace through faith...' & 'we wrestle not against flesh and blood...'. I had been studying these passages for my ordination in the back lounge just before the fire started. I see now how they were open to the spots I needed to read in order to see the handiwork of God. Saved through the fire... and wrestling against an enemy who hates that we stand up for pro-life and sing of our savior Jesus."