Please pray for my dad’s church and the other party involved in this dispute. My dad is a United Methodist minister at two small churches here in West Tennessee. This church has been where it is for 100 years or more and the bank that was behind them gave them land for a parking lot which they used and even built a wall on one side in order to make sure people didn’t ruin the grass between the bank and church lot. Anyway, this man has bought the bank (it closed and was for sale) and he claims that the land the parking lot is on belongs to him. He gave them 10 days to come up with $100,000 or another negotiation plan to buy the land. BTW the land is NOT worth that at all; he only pd $50,000 for the bank and land. Anyway, they met the other day and came up with the plan, and he agreed. But today when they got to church he had come in the middle of the night and destroyed the wall between the church lot and the bank. He also has put a trailer up at the bank and is planning to put it in the church lot. They are trying to have him arrested and are going to take him to court. He apparently has done this to several churches and the neighboring county even ran him out of the county for it.
Sorry it was so long but I felt the entire situation needed to be said. Please pray for this man and my dad’s church that God allows what is supposed to happen, happen.