Members of the church donated more than $450 in a special offering and other gifts from members brought the total to more than $700 to aid the family of Jay Tayler, which lost its home and all its possessions in a fire the week before Christmas.
Many members offered gifts of clothing, gift cards, and prayers as well.
Jan, Dani, and their two sons will move shortly into a vacant parsonage in Leipsic, where they will continue to reside while the remains of their home are bulldozed and a new structure is erected. They will be forever grateful for all the assistance they received from Zion and others, and they have offered thanks to the members of the church for their assistance.
Because of the gifts from others, Jay and Dani were able to provide a relatively normal Christmas holiday for their children.