Vandals

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Just got back inside from cleaning up some vandalism to our Church bus. This is not an unusual thing, in fact, when I think about it I can list a few of the vandalism acts that stick out in my mind over the last 3 years:
  • people spinning out their vehicles on the Church lawn (probably about 5 times - and usually when the grass is wet and soft, leaving great ruts)
  • 100's of people spinning out in the parking lot (especially the pastors) but one in particular that apparently lost control and crashed into the bus.
  • Paintballing of the bus
  • throwing rocks at the parking lot lights
  • graffitti on the bus - my personal favorite because they crossed out "evangelical" and wrote "penis" so the decal then read "Winnipeg Penis Free Church."
  • Smashed beer bottles in the parking lot - quite often
  • Apparently last thurs. some kids were on the church yard on their knees while the police handcuffed them for "causing a nuisance" ...still not sure what that was.

This time someone had thrown eggs at the bus and broke into the bus and had a couple beers inside (apparently without a bottle opener, since the tops were broken off). I had to clean off the egg from the windshield and the back window - which takes some effort. For some reason this one ticked me off more then others. As I was cleaning I thought, "I know a lot of the young people in this area, what if it was someone I know, and they were mad about something we do here." This bothered me...I guess it might be because I started to think that people might not like programs I run here, scary how the mind works.

3 comments:

philter said...

Winnipeg Penis Free Church." haha, that is funny.

roverT said...

Phil...did you do the grafitti?

roverT said...

Phil, you blogged about testicles, I blogged about our church...can you see the connection?