BASTROP -- Three years after a huge fire destroyed almost 1,700 homes and burned more than 34,000 acres , Bastrop County continues to rebuild.
Some in Lori Durham's living room are friends she knows, most are friends she doesn't know.
"It means everything to me... everything," said Durham. "This is God's house. It's not my house."
Dozens of singers from Christian Aid Ministries fill Durham's home. It quickly becomes hot inside. Many of the singers are from out of state. They're at Durham's new home to dedicate it on the 3rd anniversary of the Bastrop County Complex Fire.
The fire killed two people and destroyed thousands of houses and businesses.
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Christine files President Bastrop county long term recovery team 15.36.51-15.36.58.
"They've been an incredible organization to us," said Christine Files, President of the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team about the volunteers from Christian Aid Ministries. "An incredible asset to us and we love them just dearly".
On Sunday Aug. 31, the two groups dedicated the 131st house built for those in need.
"The fire happened and it was devastating, because then I didn't have anywhere to live," Durham said.
Durham learned about the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team. They use money from the American Red Cross to rebuild homes for people without insurance and who couldn't afford to rebuild them themselves.
"You have to have your taxes paid, you have to have a job, and you have to have your utilities paid," she said. "Well I had none of those and so we wrote it down on a piece of paper , and we prayed about it".
Prayer is what Durham said got her through some hard times.