FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
We at Central Baptist Church are happy to announce that those responsible for the vandalism of our church just about two weeks ago, have been identified and have made full confessions to the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department. Charges are currently pending as the matter is referred to prosecutors for official charges.
As a church, we continue to pray that justice will be done to these individuals as the legal system now takes over. But more than this, we want it to be clear that we have already forgiven them for what they did and we pray that through these circumstances and the punishment to follow, that they would come to know Christ as their personal Savior. We pray that they would come to know the greatest of all forgiveness, and that is the forgiveness of sin that can only be found in Christ Jesus.
As a church, we want to say thank you to the Michigan State Police (Gladstone Post) and to Sheriff Kenny Marks and the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department. Both of these law enforcement agencies did an outstanding job not only investigating what took place, but also pursuing leads until the perpetrators were finally caught. Our community is honored to be served by these brave men and women! Thank you!
Finally, to all of you in the community and to the sister churches that prayed for us during this time, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The Lord has given our church a real sense of His presence during this time and has granted great grace through all of this. Thank you for praying for us and for supporting us during the past two weeks.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Love in the Truth,