VAL VERDE ( — Burglars ransacked a Christian church in Val Verde.

The culprits busted into the New Life Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ late last week, according to Sandra Avila, the daughter of Pastor Ismael Estrada.

“It’s just emotional, heartbreaking,” Avila said.

A guitar, amplifiers, a mixer, money and other items were taken. The suspects tore Bibles up along the way.

Other churches are now stepping up to donate equipment.

Despite what happened, Avila’s heart is filled with forgiveness.

“I just hope that they were so in need [of what they took] that it had a good purpose,” she said.

KCAL9’s Melanie Woodrow said the incident was the second time in recent years the church has been burglarized.


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