After losing 25 members and one unborn soon-to-be member, First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs was devastated by spiritually and physically. Even their building may be beyond repair, littered with bullet holes that make it look more like an ISIS war zone than a Texas church.
They are a community with incredibly strong faith, however, and they are refusing to let this horrific tragedy stop them from worshipping the God they love. According to reports,they plan to hold services this coming Sunday, just one week after this unthinkable shooting took place.
They will not use the main building, according to CNN, but rather an adjacent community center. Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who was out of town last weekend when his own congregation was attacked, will speak. He lost so many loved friends, but he’s also grieving the loss of his own 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, who was attending church even though her parents were out of town.
The entire town is less than 1,000 residents, and it’s more of a community than even a town, since it’s unincorporated.