You might say the faith of the congregation at the Sanctuary Baptist Church is being tested – hard.  For the second time in six months a thief or thieves busted into the church’s heating and air conditioning system.

Pastor Mark Smith came back from Thanksgiving to find that the church’s fellowship hall didn’t have heat.

“We looked out into the parking lot and noticed that the whole system had been gutted out,” says smith.

The thief or thieves got away with copper and some other components of the HVAC system.  The church’s insurance company just paid 30 thousand dollars for a brand new system that the last thief busted.

“The units are expensive to us, but at a junkyard you get pennies on the dollar for what they are worth to us,” says Jammie Prater, Director of Ministries at the church.

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