Hamilton church reacts with kindness & forgiveness after graffiti was spray-painted on their doors

The Hamilton police hate crime unit is investigating after graffiti was spray-painted on the doors of a church.

The number 666 followed by a vulgar statement was spray-painted on the back door of the church. Members of the Hamilton Christian fellowship church chose to react consistently with their beliefs.

“Our peoples immediate response was to pray for the people who did this, to speak peace over the neighbourhood, so our neighbours wouldn’t be in fear and to release forgiveness.” Lisa Cowling.

Pastor Cowling says a lot of time and money went into restoring the antique doors at the church that were spray-painted. She says its going to take a lot of time to clean them up. In the meantime they’ve hung canvas over the doors and are encouraging members of the church and community to write messages of love and forgiveness.

In the absence of security cameras in the area, police say they will be relying on the public’s help in identifying the vandals.


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Anna says:

vandals really think they are doing bad,, but situations like this bring communities like this one and get prayed for in place of anger. so it didnt work for the bad guys. and i say they must be in their early 20’s as they havent grown up to know this number 666 is not scary….only to those who are left behind.