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SPENCER,Okla. - A small church in Spencer is the target of thieves.

My Father's House Church of God in Christ has been broken into three times in the past few months.

Yamisa Freeman faithfully attends every Sunday.

The congregation found an unpleasant sight welcoming them to church this weekend.

"We arrived Sunday morning and noticed that our window was busted out," Freeman said.

Because of the window's tiny size, the thieves were only able to escape with a few small items; one of which was the youth change jar.

It was a fund set up to help the children go to a convention this year in Baltimore, Maryland.

"It's very hard for the kids to understand why someone would want to take from them," Freeman said.

The church is an old building.

Members have been trying to make some necessary updates to the structure; however, since the congregation consists of only about 20 people, funds are limited and every penny lost is felt.

"As you know with each break in there`s a setback," Freeman said. "So we have to scrape for more finances every time something happens."

Extra locks may make it harder for thieves to break in but it doesn't make the questions any easier.

Freeman said, "Just like anything that happens you just ask, `Why do they keep doing that?` or `Why did that happen?'"

If you would like to donate your time or money to help the church or the youth group recover, visit their website at http://www.mfhcogic.org/

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