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The same day a Fitzgerald High School football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing. The signMore >>
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A neighborhood is in shock after a Tifton church was vandalized. Vandals sprayed gang symbols and satanic signs.Church leaders say they forgive the vandals, but paying for repairs won't be easy.
"You don't do this to a church!"Gods up there looking down on you! You don't do this to a church," said Joy Martin, a neighbor who lives across from the church.
It's attracting some kind of reaction from nearly everyone that stops by.
"Why in the world would anyone want to destroy someone's church?! Their religion, their belief, its just not right," said Peggy Deming, who lives nearby.
Members of the Pentecostal Assembly of God on the corner of 16th and Davis woke up to a disturbing sight this morning, graffiti sprayed all over their place of worship.
"We've seen them do it to stores, signs but not to a church. We feel sad in our hearts that they did this," said church member Flora Gonzalez.
The minister and his wife were up praying at the church this morning until 5:00am. Somewhere around that time he says vandals came and sprayed gang signs and satanic signs on the outside of his church, and on a brand new sign.
"This is a brand new sign we pay a professional to come and do it we used to have a wooden sign but they will have to redo it again," said Gonzalez.
"I was appalled, they've worked so hard, I've seen them over the past weeks painting and building this sign and I said they are making this into a beautiful church," said Deming.
"We pray for these people not wanting something bad for them, wanting them to repent come to the lord because he is waiting for them," said Gonzalez.
Now church members are wondering how they are going to pay for all the repairs needed or if the vandals will come right back and destroy everything again.
Church members say the vandals also caused damage to a truck in the driveway. The minister says they took all the gas and replaced it with a gel so now the truck wont start. A mechanic estimates this will cost them around 500 dollars.
The minister says the crime shows that more churches are needed in the area. He invites the vandals to visit the church and join in on worship.