Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Burglars hit our church.

Today has been a looooong day. As I pulled out of my driveway for my 8:30AM meeting with my senior pastor, I got a call from the office staff: Our church got robbed last night. I quickly changed course and headed to the church to see what got taken and what we needed to do next.

The staff already had called the sheriff's department but the deputies hadn't arrived yet. I walked through and saw where the burglars hit us: sound equipment, some drums, some speakers, some food in the kitchen and -- craziest of all -- some clothes that had been donated for the homeless!

So today has been about phone calls and meetings and missing property reports and more meetings and alarm company visits and video surveillance equipment and a CSI visit and still more meetings.

In the midst of this, several points of "good news" emerged:
1. They didn't vandalize the building or the grounds; they just took stuff
2. No one was here when it happened, so no one's safety was at risk
3. If they choose to return, we'll be ready with some new safeguards (I feel like we should have watched "Home Alone" as a staff for extra ideas)

It's past 7PM and I'm still at the office because my regular Tuesday agenda was completely thrown out the window. Oh well. God's good, even in the midst of junk like this!

4 comments:

Joshua Griffin said...

Dude, that's rough. Did any of the youth ministry stuff get taken? Would love to pitch in and replace it!

JG

P-Rob said...

some youth music stuff got taken... cpl wireless mics, parts of a drum set and their speakers. it really stinks. but i think we're gonna file an insurance claim because of how much was taken overall, so that should help with replacing the equipment.

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