A pastor in Philadelphia is speaking out after his church was razed by arsonists and rioters earlier this week, revealing a miracle he witnessed amid the destruction.
As we previously reported, Pastor Philip Pham of Vietnam Baptist Church learned late Tuesday night that his church had been set ablaze amid yet another police brutality “protest.”
A Vietnamese Baptist church was burned in Philadelphia last night. The Pastor says they poured a chemical accelerant on the roof and set fire to the building. Video of the aftermath of the fire. (video from Baptist Resource Network FB) pic.twitter.com/CTHGo7lENX
— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 29, 2020
The destructive unrest followed the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man fatally shot by police.
Pham told the Baptist Press that he had “no idea” why rioters chose his church that day.
“They burned it from the roof; they threw flammable chemicals on the roof and [flames] burned through the roof,” he explained, adding that the building was a “total loss.”
Still, God was not without mercy on this shepherd!
Pham told the outlet that his primary concern upon learning that the church had been attacked was a set of hard drives that contained over a decade’s worth of immigration paperwork, tax filings, and marriage counseling documents.
“I prayed right away, ‘God, please protect the hard drives,’” he said. “Other stuff can be recovered. But those files will never be recovered.”
Upon arriving at the church, Pham got the answer to his prayers.
“I saw the routers and modems and things surrounding the hard drives all burned, melted,” the pastor stated. “But that piece of hard drive, no harm. No harm at all. Just two feet above that, all melted.”
“That is amazing how God knows our needs and answers our prayers,” Pham declared. “He is an almighty God. He granted our prayer.”