James Wong Howe

Prayer Turns Flames From Church--Caught on Film

Multi-talented Rev. Richard Lee of Spokane Washington should not be a surprise since he was born into a family of high achievers, including his uncle, famed Academy Award Winning Cinematographer James Wong Howe.

Lee excels in whatever he undertakes. He is Pastor of New Hope Center in Ritzville, an attorney who astonished everyone by handling a difficult case regarding Asian Culture and against all odds, had the felony reduced to a misdemeaner, and he is a personable weekly radio host for The Richard Lee Program heard throughout Washington State on KTW 630 AM out of Spokane.

When he received the news that the Ritzville Fire Department was battling a raging fire headed toward his church on September 3rd, he ran out the door. A woman was cleaning the church when the fire broke out and the fire fighters arrived with blaring sirens.

The woman was told to leave the church which she did. She rushed to a slope where she could see the church and stopped to pray. Other church members soon joined her, uniting in prayer that God would stop the flames from reaching the church even though they were practically lapping at the front door.

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