MIddle River, MD -
While there have been different incarnations of the physical building, the Orems United Methodist Church pre-dates this country, formed in 1773 but today, decidedly getting a modern upgrade.
Workers from ‘Cable ConnXions’ are installing eight brand new state of the art surveillance cameras at the church, all in the hopes of preventing or catching future vandals who were responsible for all the damage.
"I think it's ludicrous. For someone to come in here and damage a church, this is God's home, I'm speechless."
Which is fine for Cable ConneXions owner James Burns because it isn't his words that matter here, it's his actions; installing the cameras and the security system free of charge for this church.
It was an idea his mother had after seeing our story on the news.
Neither have a connection to Orems United Methodist, just a belief that it is the right thing to do.
"I don't think about how it makes me feel, I'm pretty much thinking about how it makes others feel and doing for other people, that is the most important thing to me," said Burns.
Great people to answer big prayers.
Don Schenning is the lay leader for the church and says the vandalism goes back a year.
More windows were broken last month and last year someone stole the air conditioning units.
The cameras and the man who chose to donate them are a true blessing; a good deed these church members are ready to pay forward.
"We don't understand why someone would do this, but the congregation is praying for them. We would welcome them with open arms," said Schenning.
It isa standing invitation from the more than two century old church.
Police however may feel a bit differently, they say their investigation is on-going and are working a few leads to identify who did all the damage.
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