Church grateful for outpouring of support following theft
A church group became victims of theft, just minutes after arriving in Las Vegas. But now, the group from Kentucky is feeling the generosity of the community.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A church group became victims of theft, just minutes after arriving in Las Vegas. But now, the group from Kentucky is feeling the generosity of the community.
Since Action News put the spotlight on the group's situation, people in the Valley and across the country have reached into their pockets to help save their trip.
"Looking forward to a great time in Vegas, first night in, actually the first few minutes in, and we get robbed," said Todd Toole, pastor.
It was a long trip from Burlington Baptist Church in Kentucky, but the group of seven made the trek in their SUV attached to a trailer filled with equipment to join their sister church, Community Baptist in Summerlin.
The first stop in the Valley was the Chili's near Fort Apache and Charleston. After they finished dinner, they went outside to find everything, more than $100,000 worth of stuff, all gone.
Since the incident happened, their phones have been ringing off the hook, both in Las Vegas and Kentucky, with people donating musical instruments and amplifiers to replace the stolen ones.
Pastor Toole said three different people have offered to pay the costs for all seven missionaries to return home.
"It is a really good feeling to know that there are a lot of good people out there, and they far out number the bad," said Pastor Toole.