When Larry Biddle’s Bible study group talked about holding on to faith amid hardship Wednesday night, he wasn’t expecting a firsthand lesson on the subject the following morning.
But as he examined the blackened portico of the office at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, the longtime member recalled the previous night’s message.
“There’s strength in struggle,” said Biddle, who has attended the church since the 1980s. “And trials and tribulations is where you find the Lord’s blessings.”
The 200 members of St. Paul’s hope the blessings come soon.