Church forgives thieves, organizes bake sale to raise money
ROBERT - A church plans to get their money back by holding a bake sale, after their safe was stolen earlier this week.
The safe was swiped Monday morning from Crossgate Church in Tangipahoa Parish. Pastor Louis Husser is still in shock that someone would steal from a church.
"Why would such people do such a bad thing," he asked.
Sheriff's deputies found the empty safe, and returned it to Husser Wednesday.
The safe was filled with donations, the prior Sunday's offerings and money raised by children from their vacation bible school. The money was for missionaries in the Philippines.
"The kids had really gotten excited," said Husser. "They had raised about $1,200 or so."
The church says they will have a bake sale to help raise the money they lost.
"I want to teach the children that when bad things happen, god is still in control," said Sandra Morales.
The bake sale will be August 2 and 3 in Amite at the Florida Parishes Arena.
The Sheriff's Office is still trying to track down who stole the money.