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Church aims to turn vandalism into positive

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Photo by Kristen Conner Photo by Kristen Conner
Photo by Kristen Conner Photo by Kristen Conner
Photo by Kristen Conner Photo by Kristen Conner

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - The Trinity United Methodist Church building has been marred by vandalism, but the church's spirit remains undeterred.

A vandal or vandals spray painted graffiti on the side of the church that faces Washington Street over the weekend.

Kathleen Fritch, an office assistant at the church, says members of the community pitched in to help church members remove some of the graffiti before services on Sunday.

Some spray paint still remains.

An inspiring post on the church's Facebook page doesn't condemn the perpetrator(s) of the vandalism, but instead invites them to re-visit the church under more ideal circumstances:

"To the individuals who painted our wall; aka Suicidal Monkey, Zombie, and JBAMS$. We are not angry with you. In fact we believe you are talented and gifted individuals whom Jesus has big plans for, plans for good and not ill. Knowing ones enemies is a good thing, but knowing ones friends is better. Your enemy skulks around in the dark seeking to destroy all good things God wants to give you. Now, come meet your friends next Sunday Morning at Trinity Church." 

 

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