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Seaford Church Cleans Up After Windows Smashed

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SEAFORD, Del. - Members of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Seaford are cleaning up after several windows were broken and the church was vandalized.

Pastor Beth Elzey says 10 windows were smashed, including three stained glass windows. A glass security door was also smashed, according to Elzey.

The destruction comes as a shock but the pastor is grateful the attack stopped at vandalism.

"We're grateful that the destruction was not any worse and we're grateful that we can still come and worship God," said Pastor Elzey. "And if we had to do it in the parking lot we would so it's ok," the pastor said jovially. 

Sunday school teacher Andrew Burdan says nothing was taken from the church. 

"Because there was no burglary and nothing was taken, it just seemed even more shocking that someone would come way out here in the country with a baseball bat and smash our windows," said Burdan. 

Elzey and Burdan say they will pray for the vandal responsible for the damages. 

"The unrest that's happening around the country and around the world, there's nothing that we really have to do with that directly that someone would target us and and our structures," said Burdan.

"We've already prayed for whoever did this and we prayed God's love on them, God's mercy and grace on them.We prayed for their forgiveness and we have forgiven them. We would like to be able to hug them and love them and tell them that it's going to be ok," said Elzey. 

Similar incidents were reported at several churches in Milton last month. Police are investigating this case as an isolated incident in Seaford. 

  

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