"Lord, They're Stealing Your Stuff!"

Leaders at a local church say they asked God to find those stealing from area churches, and he delivered.

Pastor Bobby Holloway and his wife Elaine from Prophetic Ministries Church in Greenville had thanks and praise now that the suspects in 19 area church burglaries are behind bars.

Police arrested 36 year-old Vidal Brevard and 17 year-old Lydia Crespo after a patrol officer noticed both were carrying laptops on bicycles. The laptops were stolen property of Trinity FWB Church in Greenville.

Elaine Holloway says she prayed for the arrests. "This is what I told the Lord. I said Lord, they are stealing your stuff. And you know their names and address."

Pastor Holloway says, "We forgive them. We're not jumping up and down about it, because of what we miss. But we forgive em."

Holloway says forgiveness may come from the Lord--but the law of the land will present justice.


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  • by Rusty Location: charlotte on Oct 15, 2009 at 04:20 PM
    TO:JOE U NEED HELP, I SENSE THAT FROM YOUR COMMENT. GOD MADE YOU THRU YOUR MOM & DAD. LET SOMETHING HAPPEN HE WILL BE THE FIRST YOU CALL ON. IF IT'S NO MORE THAN LORD HELP ME.
  • by To Joe Location: Greenville NC on Oct 15, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    You are right Joe, God knew where they were all along...none of us can hide from Him. All things are done in His time but that doesn't mean we still can't/shouldn't pray for his help. God Bless you.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Oct 15, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    They should "punish" them by making them sit through sermons at the place(s) they robbed for the next 10 years. Might work on more than one level, just don't pass them the collection plate! LOL.
  • by Religious one Location: NC on Oct 15, 2009 at 04:46 AM
    As far back as I can remember, and I'm pretty old, the pronoun "he" has always been capitalized when referring to God.
  • by BS on Oct 15, 2009 at 04:34 AM
    Maybe they should pray for world peace.
  • by Joe on Oct 15, 2009 at 03:49 AM
    I think the police found em, not god.
  • by john Location: washington on Oct 15, 2009 at 03:07 AM
    ANK....your next breath is a miracle.
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Oct 14, 2009 at 11:36 PM
    Let's say 20 different people rob 20 different churches. All 20 churches pray for the thieves to be caught. One of the thieves is caught but the other 19 roam free and never get caught. Which story do you think would make the news, the 19 churches whos' prayers went unanswered or the one church who miraculously got their prayer answered from god. Let's say there is a certain cancer that is fatal 95% of the time. Twenty Christians, including you, get this cancer and all of you pray to god for the cancer to go away. The other 19 of them die and you defeat the cancer and proclaim "my prayers have been answered, there is a god!!" Which story would make the news, the 19 christians who died of unanswered prayers, or the 'miracle'.
  • by Marty (Blue Line) Location: Greenville on Oct 14, 2009 at 09:40 PM
    People who have been found to be a potential damgerous to our city should be asked to leave or face arrest, ie, second offenders, gang menbers etc and it is the churches who should bring this city up to be a better place, people, jobs, food, future, the cops can't do everything, its hard for a kid to steal with a minister looking on, get involved. The Rev. Jackson is and a big thumbs up to him.
  • by Dave on Oct 14, 2009 at 09:08 PM
    This is just a mere COINCIDENCE, nothing more.
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