ARLINGTON, Wash. -- People gathered at an Arlington church Monday night for prayer and the comfort of community in the wake of Saturday's devastating landslide. The service is likely the first of many in the coming days ahead as people pray for progress, healing, and strength as they face the unthinkable.
"We ask you would be with the families who have lost and who are frightened, realizing that what they had in their hand on Friday, they do not have now," said one man who spoke at the service.
The pastor asked everyone in the crowd to pray for search and rescue crews to have the hope to keep going.
As they prayed, others gathered supplies to help crews on the site of the landslide.
"We're hoping to get in and help with search operations, see if we can find anyone," said Logan Schull, who lives in Arlington. "We want to help any way we can, we brought chain saws, equipment, stuff like that."
People in Arlington were handing out posters for another prayer service. It's set for Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. It will take place at Smokey Point Community Church on Smokey Point Boulevard.