Chiloquin church vandalized

Chiloquin, Ore. – The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Chiloquin was hit by vandals sometime late Sunday night, or early Monday morning.

“We were called to come and look at the six windows that had been broken,” said Church Treasurer, Gary Gibson. “There was glass all over.”

This isn’t the first time the church has been damaged.

Church Clerk Tabitha Abel says windows above the church entrance were hit by bullets several months ago, “It’s very sad that people should vandalize churches.”

Less than a block away at Clyde’s Market, someone damaged a sign and an air conditioning system late last week.

“We’ve had vandalism, but lately it seems to be worse than I’ve ever seen it,” added Harry Childers of Clyde’s. “I don’t know what’s going on.”

Damage to the church is estimated at over $2,000. “We are going to repair it, and move right on,” said Gary Gibson.

And while Abel says she’d like to meet those responsible, it’s not to admonish them – she wants to forgive them, “We would like to lead them to a greater knowledge of goodness, and God.”

The owner of Clyde’s Market says he has possible suspect information on who vandalized his store.

It’s unknown if the two acts of vandalism are related.

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