By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax native aides couple during Maui Fire


September 14, 2023

Submitted Photo | Mark Gudmunson

Some of the devastation left after the Maui fires.

COLFAX-Native David Nails, a member of the Nazarene Church in Pukalani in Maui, Hawaii, rescued an elderly couple in their 80s from the burn zone during the Maui fires.

Nails said he grew up in Colfax and graduated from the local high school before moving to Maui two years ago.

Nails had initially went to Maui for an internship in 2020, staying for four months before coming back to search for what he wanted to do.

Calling Senior Pastor of Nazarene Church in Pukalani Mark Gudmunson, Nails said Gudmunson offered him a job, "The rest is history," he said.

Gudmunson said the church operates...

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