Monday, March 30, 2009

Like a Thief in the Night

They came late in the night. Overpowering security guards, slicing bars of iron, and shattering door frames. By the time it was over, most of our computers and office equipment had vanished.
For the third time in less than one year, we have faced a major burglary at Church Army Africa.

Despite the presence of a metal gate, a perimeter wall of stone covered with broken glass, three security guards, a vicious watch dog, a panic button alarm system, three metal outer office doors, reinforced cedar office doors, iron bars on all the windows, and impenetrable padlocks, we find ourselves once again victims of late night thievery.

For some reason, this particular gang of thieves likes to steal church and missionary computers and do away with them in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, the police have been of little help, but we are thankful that no one was seriously injured in any of the incidents. Most of our data is saved. At this point, we are renting computers by the month and back up as often as possible.. . .Please pray that the the thieves in the night are found and that these regular raids on our offices cease!

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